Angelina Kohler made history at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha by setting a German record in the 100-fly event during the semifinals. During the finals on Monday, Kohler won gold in the women’s 100-fly with a time of 56.28 seconds, marking the first gold medal for a German woman at the World Championships since 2009. She 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. American Claire Curzan finished with the silver medal at 56.61 seconds, while Sweden’s Louise Hansson secured third place with a time of 56.94 seconds. Despite this, Kohler’s victory marked a considerable achievement for Germany, especially with several other bronze medals being awarded to German athletes throughout different events.