World Championships, Day Four Finals: Kate Douglass Strikes Gold Medal No. 4 In 200 Breaststroke; Lilly King Makes It A 1-2 Finish For US

WINNING WAVE: Kate Douglass shows the style that saw her surge to a fourth gold of the meet in the 200m breaststroke. Photo Courtesy: World Aquatics.

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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Day 4: Kate Douglass Strikes Gold Medal No 4 In the 200m Breaststroke and Lilly King Makes It A 1-2 Finish To The US

U.S. star Kate Douglass has timed her finish to perfect to smash a 10-year-old Championship record with an impressive win over American team mate Lilly King in a stunning 1-2 finish in the 200m breaststroke.

The 21-year-old hit the lead at the 125m mark after King had set a cracking pace through the first 100m and was never headed as she charged to her fourth gold medal over four spectacular nights at the Melbourne Sports And Aquatic Centre.

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She clocked a time of 2:15.77 to take 0.31 off the previous mark held since Istanbul in 2012 b y Denmark’s Rikke Peterson – her time 1.20seconds outside American Rebecca Soni’s 2009 world mark – Soni the first American to win this event in 2010.

King, who led through the first 100m in 1:05.23 finished in 2:17.13 with The Nertherlands Tes Schouten taking the bronze in 2:18.19 – the US women emulating the 2021 World Championships which saw US pair Emily Escobedo and Bethany Gazat also win the gold and silver.

Douglass now has two individual gold medals in the 200m individual medley and the the 200m breaststroke, two gold in the US 4x50m freestyle and 4x50m mixed medley relays as well as a silver in the 4x100m freestyle relay win by Australia.

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