ABU DHABI – Virginia had three swimmers win medals on Monday at the 2021 FINA Short Course World Championships in Abu Dhabi.
Junior Kate Douglass won her fourth medal of the championship, taking bronze in the women’s 200-meter individual medley. Douglass swam the fastest time in the event as the top qualifier with a 2:04.24 from prelims. She placed third to earn bronze in her only individual event of the week with a time of 2:04.68 in finals.
UVA alum Paige Madden and freshman Emma Weyant each picked up medals in the women’s 4×200 freestyle relay. Weyant joined the relay team for prelims, while Madden swam in prelims and finals.
Weyant swam the third leg for Team USA to qualify second in the prelims with a time of 7:45.58. Madden anchored both relays, closing in a 1:52.67 in the finals as Team USA won silver in 7:36.53.
It was the first worlds medal for Weyant at the competition and Madden picked up her second. Madden was fifth in the 400-meter freestyle and Weyant finished 13th on Sunday.
Tuesday will be the final day of the FINA Short Course World Championships.