It came down to a matter of hundredths of a second, but Virginia swimmers Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass earned the silver and bronze medals in the 200-meter Individual Medley, respectively. It was the Olympic debut for the Cavalier duo, and they are heading back to Charlottesville with some extra hardware.
This pair of Virginia Cavaliers brings home silver AND bronze in the 200m individual medley! #TokyoOlympics #OlympicHERstory pic.twitter.com/pMLhmQ3LFd— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 28, 2021
The 200-meter IM involves each swimmer doing each of the four primary strokes — butterfly, back, breast, and free — one length of the pool.