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