Former Indiana NCAA champion Lilly King earned the opportunity to defend her 100-meter breaststroke Olympic Gold Medal with a first-place finish in the event at the Olympic Trials on Tuesday night in Omaha, Neb. She finished in one minute, 4.79 seconds, defeating second-place finisher Lydia Jacoby of Alaska by .49 seconds.
The win came after King set a U.S. Olympic trials record in the semifinals, finishing in 1:04.72. She owns the Olympic record with a time of 1:04.93 set in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
King won national titles in both the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke in each of her four years at Indiana from 2016-19. She was only the second woman ever to do so.
.@_king_lil does it again!
She's heading to her second Olympic Games in the 100m breaststroke. #SwimTrials21 pic.twitter.com/llcoh5mxO2
— Team USA (@TeamUSA) June 16, 2021
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