Kate Douglass put on an impressive display at the World Championships, winning her 200 IM title with a dominant performance. She finished 1.5 seconds ahead of the competition and won every wall, with the fastest split in fly. Despite coming in second in her free split, she still had a considerable lead over the other medal contenders.
Canada’s Sydney Pickrem came in second place, while China’s Yu Yiting was third. Douglass’s win is just one of many recent successes for her, including three bronze medals at the World Championships in Budapest in 2022 and numerous other medals in previous summers. With this victory, she has solidified herself as a formidable competitor in the event.
Douglass’s time was a personal best, outperforming her previous time of 2:07.09 from U.S. Nationals the previous summer. Yu put up a strong fight during the first 100 meters but ultimately fell behind Douglass, securing silver while Yu secured bronze. Anastasia Gorbenko dropped from third to fourth place, while Marrit Steenbergen rose from eighth to fifth with an impressive time of 29.75 seconds.