The world long-course crown was won by Nic Fink in the 100m breaststroke at the World Championships. The USA athlete had an incredible start, leading throughout despite being challenged by Adam Peaty, who took second place in 58.84 seconds. Fink’s time of 58.57 seconds was enough to claim his country’s first gold medal of the championships.
Nicolo Martinenghi came from fifth at halfway to take second place in 58.84 seconds, with Peaty clinching bronze in 59.19 seconds as he returned to the world long-course podium for the first time since Gwangju 2019.
Fink now has a medal of each color at the last three worlds, with silver in Fukuoka last year in a three-way tie with Arno Kamminga and Martinenghi which followed bronze at Budapest 2022.
Splits: 26.98/31.59: Peaty; 27.53/31.41: Fink; 27.08/32