Ingrid Wilm wins bronze in women’s 100m backstroke at World Championships

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Ingrid Wilm of Calgary, Alberta won the bronze medal on Tuesday in the women’s 100 metre backstroke at the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha, Qatar. This was Wilm’s third career long course medal at the World Aquatics Championships. She previously won the bronze medal in the women’s 4×100 medley relay at the 2022 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest and the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka.

Wilm had a time of 59.18 seconds. Claire Cuzan of the United States won the gold medal with a time of 58.29 seconds. Iona Anderson of Australia who the silver medal with a time of 59.12 seconds. Wilm reached the podium by a tenth of a second. Jaclyn Barkley of Australia finished in fourth place with a time of 59.28 seconds.

Wilm’s personal best time in the women’s 100 metre backstroke came at the Bell Canadian Swimming Trials in Toronto, Ontario on March 28, 2023 with a time of 58.8 seconds. Canadian Olympic silver medalist Kylie Masse of Windsor, Ontario has the Canadian record as she swam to a time of 57.7 seconds at the Canadian Olympic Trials in Toronto on June 19, 2021. The bronze medal for Wilm at the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha, Qatar will give Wilm confidence as she prepares for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. 

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