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Lilly King Earns Silver Medal in Olympic 200-Meter Breaststroke Final

Evansville-native Lilly King set a blistering pace early in the race and held on for a silver.

Posted: Jul 29, 2021 9:22 PM

South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker has set the first individual swimming world record at the Tokyo Olympics. She won the women’s 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2 minutes, 18.95 seconds, breaking the mark of 2:19.11 set by Denmark’s Rikke Moller Pedersen at the 2013 world championships in Barcelona.

The United States claimed the other two medals.

Evansville-native Lilly King set a blistering pace early in the race and held on for a silver, while her USA teammate Annie Lazor grabbed bronze.

It was the third world record at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, with the first two coming in women’s relays.

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