Lilly King and Mikaela Jenkins Honored by Indiana's Governor

Evansville's own Mikaela Jenkins and Lilly King were among several Hoosier Olympians and Paralympians honored by the governor.

Posted: Oct 18, 2021 9:04 AM
Updated: Oct 18, 2021 12:41 PM

Two Evansville natives and world-class swimmers have been recognized by Indiana's governor.

Mikaela Jenkins and Lilly King were honored by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb along with the rest of the Hoosier State's Olympians and Paralympians.

Lilly King (L) and Mikaela Jenkins (R) receive a 'Sagamore of the Wabash' from Gov. Holcomb

"I’m proud of the men and women who represented our great state on a global platform," Gov. Holcomb said. "These athletes shed blood, sweat, and tears to become Olympians and Paralympians, a title fit for very few in this world, and now I’m honored to be considered a Hoosier among them."

Each of the athletes honored by Gov. Holcomb was awarded a Sagamore of the Wabash.

In the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Jenkins became a two-time gold medalist.

As for King, she took home a Bronze and a Silver in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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