UVA swimmers Kate Douglass and Alex Walsh headline women’s 200m IM final

Japan 2020

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 27: Kate Douglass of Team United States competes in the Women’s 200m Individual Medley Semifinal 2 on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 27, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

TOKYO (WFXR) — A pair of Virginia swimmers are in position to make the podium in Tokyo on Wednesday after recording two of the top three qualifying times out of the women’s 200m individual medley semifinals on Tuesday.

Kate Douglass and Alex Walsh won their respective semifinal heats, with Douglass recording the fastest time overall (2:09.21). Walsh’s 2:09.57 was the third fastest time.

Walsh will swim out of lane three and Douglass earned lane four in the final, which will take place at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday (10:45 p.m. Tuesday in the United States).

The Cavaliers duo look to medal after incoming Virginia freshman Emma Weyant earned silver on Sunday in the 400m individual medley.

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