Sydney Pickrem wins silver in women’s 200m IM at 2024 World Aquatics Championships

Sydney Pickrem (Oleg Bkhambri, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic bronze medallist Sydney Pickrem of Halifax, Nova Scotia won the silver medal on Monday in the women’s 200 metre individual medley at the 2024 World Aquatics Championship in Doha, Qatar. This is the second straight day Canada won a medal in swimming, as Canada won bronze in the women’s 4×100 metre relay on Sunday.

In the women’s 200 metre individual medley relay final, Pickrem had a second place time of 2:08.56. Kate Douglass of the United States won the gold medal with a time of 2:07.05. Yiting Yu of China won the bronze medal with a time of 2:09.01. Pickrem comfortably reached the podium. Anastasia Gorbenko of Israel finished in fourth place with a time of 2:10.17.

Pickrem won her Olympic bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in the women’s 4×100 metre medley relay alongside Canadian swimming legends Penny Oleksiak of Toronto, Ontario, Maggie Mac Neil of London, Ontario, and Kylie Masse of Windsor, Ontario.¬†This was Pickrem’s fifth medal at the World Aquatics Championship. She previously won four bronze medals. They came in the women’s 400 metre individual medley at the 2017 World Aquatics Championship in Budapest, and the 200 metre individual medley, the women’s 4×100 metre medley relay, and the women’s 200 metre backstroke at the 2019 World Aquatics Championship in Gwangju. The silver medal in Doha will give Pickrem confidence as she prepares for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.


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