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Another medal for Kate Douglass at FINA Short Course World Championships

Courtesy UVA Media Relations


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Junior Kate Douglass won her second silver medal and third overall at the 2021 FINA Short Course World Championships on Saturday (Dec. 18) in Abu Dhabi.

Douglass swam the butterfly leg of the mixed 4×50 medley relay in Saturday’s prelims. She helped pace Team USA to the top seed heading into the finals with a time of 1:37.74. Team USA finished second in the finals to the Netherlands with a time of 1:37.04 to take home sliver.

Freshman Emma Weyant made the 800-meter freestyle final on Saturday. Weyant finished seventh overall with a time of 8:20.13, improving on her 8:20.65 in prelims on Friday.

Weyant and Paige Madden have the 400-meter freestyle on Sunday and Douglass is slated for the 200-meter individual medley on Monday.


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