Evansville’s Lilly King Sets Another World Record
Evansville native, and Reitz High School graduate set a new world record in the 50 meter breaststroke on Sunday, her second in less than a week.
King, currently swimming for the Indiana University Swim and Dive Team, has been in Budapest, Hungary for the past week competing in the FINA World Swimming Championships. Earlier this week she set a world record in the 100 meter breaststroke while also beating her Rio Olympic rival, Russian swimmer, Yulia Efimova, who placed third.
Efimova evened things up in the 200 meter a couple of days later taking first place in that event while King finished in 4th.
The rubber match between the two took place early Sunday morning Evansville time in the 50 meter where King not only bested Efimova again, she set her second world record of the event. An ecstatic IU Swim and Dive Team announced the accomplishment through Twitter.
Efimova finished 0.17 seconds behind Lilly to take second.
Congrats to Lilly on another amazing performance!
[Source: IU Swim & Dive Twitter]