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Kate Douglass breaks 200 IM record, becomes second-fastest American ever in event


Former Pelican Kate Douglass broke the U.S. Open record for the women’s 200 individual medley, clocking in at an astonishing 2:07.09  to win the event at the U.S. World Trials Saturday afternoon.

Douglass is now the second-fastest American in the event all-time and the sixth fastest in the world.

She continues to build on her success at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and during her stellar career swimming for the University of Virginia. Hoping to return to glory next July, Douglass aims to become the fastest female Olympic swimmer ever. 

Douglass is a Pelham Memorial High School Class of 2019 graduate and earned bronze at the Tokyo Olympics in the 200 IM.

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Nicolas Flores, Sports Editor
Nicolas is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. A passionate and involved student, he is a member of the Young Democrats Club, Debate Club, and Breast Cancer Awareness Club. Nicolas joined the Examiner in December of 2022.

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    Christopher GallagherJul 7, 2023 at 6:33 pm

    She is phenomenal. But how can she break the US record and only be the second fastest American swimmer ever in the event.

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      Mike ReccaJul 16, 2023 at 12:36 pm

      US Open record. Ariana Kukors set the since beaten world record at 2009 World Championship.

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    Annie FreemanJul 7, 2023 at 2:41 pm

    How great is this.
    Congratulations and best wishes achieving your goal. We are all so happy for you.