Lilly King Wins Second Olympic Gold Medal in Rio
In her final race at the Rio Olympics, Evansville native, and Reitz High School graduate, Lilly King, along with her Team USA teammates, earned another gold medal in the 4 x 100 medley relay.
The four-woman team, which also included Dana Vollmer, Kathleen Baker, and fellow gold medal winner, Simone Manuel, finished with a time of 3:53.13.
King was the second swimmer into the water for Team USA, handling the Breaststroke leg of the race.
For the past week, King has been the talk of the Tri-State, and the country after famously wagging her finger at a television monitor showing controversial Russian swimmer, Yulia Efimova during Sunday evening's semifinals in the 100 meter breaststroke. She followed that with a win in the final of that event to secure her first gold medal of the games.
Her confidence and tenacity ignited the city of Evansville which was already beaming with pride after King secured her spot on the Olympic team just over a month ago.
Although her Olympic run is over, It is believed King will remain in Rio through the remainder of the games. As Mayor Lloyd Winnecke noted earlier in the week, plans for a celebration once Lilly returns to town will be announced after his office has had a chance to speak with her family.
From all of us at 106-1 KISS-FM, congratulations Lilly on a tremendous run in Rio, you've made the entire city proud!