TOKYO (WFXR) – University of Virginia swimmers Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass added silver and bronze, respectively, to the United States’ medal total from the pool after making the podium in the women’s 200 meter individual medley.
In a tight race that produced no clear winner until the very end, Walsh swam a time of 2:08.65, 0.13 seconds behind the gold medal winner, Japan’s Ohashi Yui. Douglass, the fastest qualifier heading into the final, placed third with a time of 2:09:04.
Douglass, a rising junior, and Walsh, a rising sophomore, adds to what’s been a successful Olympics for UVA swimmers. Earlier in the meet, incoming freshman Emma Weyant, won silver in the 400m individual medley, which was also won by Ohashi.
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