Lilly King wins 100 breaststroke at FINA World Championships


Gold medalist United States’ Lilly King poses with her medal following the women’s 100m breaststroke final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

GWANGJU, South Korea (WEHT) – Evansville native Lilly King won the World Championships in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke on Tuesday.

King finished first with a time of 1:04.93, defeating her Russian rival Yulia Efimova.

Efimova finished with a time of 1:05.49.

King holds the world record time in the 100-meter breaststroke, set in 2017, of 1:04.13.

On Thursday, King will compete in the 200-meter breaststroke with a qualifying heat. If she qualifies, the final for that event will take place on Friday.

King will also compete in the 50-meter breaststroke later this week, with a qualifying heat on Saturday and the final heat on Sunday.

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(This story was originally published on July 23, 2019)

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