Lilly King Takes Home Olympic Bronze in Her Signature Race

In a nail-biting race for King fans back home in Evansville, the Olympian touched the wall in third, securing the Bronze medal.

Posted: Jul 26, 2021 11:02 PM
Updated: Jul 27, 2021 7:49 AM

Evansville native and Olympian Lilly King took to the pool in Tokyo Monday night for what has become her signature race.

Until Sunday, the swimmer had not lost a race in the 100m Breaststroke since 2015. That includes capturing the gold in the 2016 Rio Games. King came second in her heat to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Finals in the event.

But Monday, King was unable to resurface as number one in the event. In a nail-biting race for King fans back home in Evansville, she touched the wall in third, securing the Bronze medal.

Here Team USA teammate Lydia Jacoby swam away with the Gold and Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa split the Americans to claim the silver.

King will swim again on Wednesday to qualify for the 200m Breaststroke finals.

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