Alex Walsh swimming

Alex Walsh is having another summer to remember.

The Harpeth Hall alum won the gold medal in the 200-meter individual medley at the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest on Sunday. It is the Nashville native's first World Championship medal. 

Walsh's time of 2:07.13 was over a second faster than the second-place finisher, Kaylee McKeown of Australia, who finished in 2:08.57. The mark gave Walsh the fifth-fastest time in the history of the 200m medley.

Last July, Walsh claimed a silver medal in the event at the Tokyo Olympics. The University of Virginia swimmer finished just .13 seconds behind gold medal winner Yui Ohashi of host Japan. 

Walsh is the first Nashville resident to medal at the World Championships since Tracy Caulkins, a fellow Harpeth Hall alum, won five golds and six total medals in 1978.