Kate Douglass made a strong comeback at the World Championships, defending her 200 IM title with a commanding performance. She won every wall and had the fastest split in fly, finishing 1.5 seconds ahead of the competition. Despite coming in second in her free split, Douglass’s lead over the other medal contenders was significant.
Douglass’s impressive performance set a personal best time, surpassing her previous record of 2:07.09 from U.S. Nationals the previous summer. Sydney Pickrem finished in second place, while Yu Yiting was third. This win showcases Douglass as a formidable competitor in the event, and she has recently been experiencing successes, including three bronze medals at the World Championships in Budapest in 2022 and numerous other medals in previous summers.
With this latest victory under her belt, Douglass continues to prove herself as a dominant force in the world of swimming.