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Pelham’s Kate Douglass qualifies for Paris Summer Olympics

Kate Douglass wins the Olympic qualifier in the 100m freestyle. (NBC Sports)

Pelham’s Kate Douglass is going back to the Olympics.

Douglass will be swimming in the Paris games this summer after qualifying in the 100m freestyle, 4x100m freestyle relay and 200m breaststroke during U.S. Olympic trials in Indianapolis on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Pelham native won a bronze medal during the Tokyo Olympics held in 2021 in the 200m individual medley event, her first time at the games.

Douglass won the 100m individual freestyle qualifier with a time of 52.56 seconds, according to NBC Sports. Because she was one of the top four swimmers, she also will compete in the 4x100m freestyle relay. Douglass will be racing along side Torri Huske, Simone Manuel and Gretchen Walsh.

Just 24 hours after Douglass’s win in the freestyle event, the PMHS graduate won the 200m breaststroke with a time of 2:19.46 seconds. She beat runner-up Lilly King by almost 2.5 seconds.

Douglass is working on her master’s degree at the University of Virginia after receiving her bachelor’s at UVA while making major contributions to three straight NCAA national titles won by the Cavaliers.

At this year’s trials, she’s also entered in the 200m individual medley and 50m freestyle events on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

You can watch her 100m freestyle qualifier here  and the 200m breaststroke race here.

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    Steve FretterdJun 21, 2024 at 6:08 pm

    Congratulations Kate it’s great to hear a fellow alumni have their dreams to come true…on behalf of the class of ’86
    Go team USA and go for the gold Kate