BUDAPEST, Hungary (WEHT) – Evansville native Lilly King placed 1st in the 200-meter breaststroke finals at the world championships in Budapest on Thursday.

King had a time of 2:22.41, 0.63 seconds ahead of Australian swimmer Jenna Strauch who placed second and 0.79 seconds ahead of USA swimmer Kate Douglass in third place. This is the first time King has won first place in the 200-meter at any championship event.

According to a post on King’s Facebook, she is the first American swimmer, male or female, to win a career treble of golds in the 50-100-200 of any stroke at the long course world championships. King will compete in the Women’s 50-meter Breaststroke on Friday.