Kate Douglass’s victory at the World Championships is a testament to her dominance in the 200 IM event. With a personal best time of 2:06.57, she finished 1.5 seconds ahead of the competition, including Canada’s Sydney Pickrem and China’s Yu Yiting who came in second and third place respectively.
Douglass won every wall and had the fastest split in fly, but it was her performance in the free split that truly showcased her strength. Although she was second in this category, her lead over other medal contenders was considerable.
This win marks another string of recent successes for Douglass, including three bronze medals at the World Championships in Budapest in 2022 and numerous other medals throughout the summer season. Her impressive performance has cemented her status as a formidable competitor in this event.
Anastasia Gorbenko dropped from third to fourth place while Marrit Steenbergen rose from eighth to fifth with a personal best time of 29.75 seconds. Despite their best efforts, they were no match for Douglass’s dominant performance on this day.