Kate Douglass showcased her dominance in the 200 IM event at the World Championships, winning with a personal best time of 2:06.58, a full second ahead of the competition. The American swimmer won every wall and had the fastest split in fly, leading by a considerable margin throughout the race.
Canada’s Sydney Pickrem finished second, while China’s Yu Yiting came in third. Douglass’s impressive performance was part of a string of recent successes, including three bronze medals at the World Championships in Budapest in 2022 and numerous other medals in previous summers. With this win, she solidified herself as a formidable competitor in the event.
Pickrem and Yu put up a good fight during the first 100 meters but Douglass maintained her dominant performance throughout the race, securing her victory with a personal best time. Gorbenko dropped from third to fourth place while Steenbergen rose from eighth to fifth with the fastest time of 29.75 seconds.