Angelina Kohler made history at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha by setting a German record in the 100-fly event during the semifinals. She won gold in the women’s 100-fly with a time of 56.28 seconds during the finals on Monday, marking the first gold medal for a German woman at the World Championships since 2009.
Kohler also set the pace in the prelims with a time of 56.11 seconds, which was a German record and a second quicker than her previous international marks. Despite a slower time in the finals, Kohler was still well ahead of the competition, with American Claire Curzan finishing with the silver medal at 56.61 seconds and Sweden’s Louise Hansson securing third place with a time of 56.94 seconds. The victory marked a considerable achievement for Germany, especially with several other bronze medals being awarded to German athletes throughout different events.