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Evansville native swimmer Lilly King qualifies for Rio 2016 Olympics

Lilly King (Source: IU Swim and Dive/Twitter) Lilly King (Source: IU Swim and Dive/Twitter)
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Evansville native Lilly King has qualified for a spot on Team USA for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The Reitz grad and record-holding swimmer placed first in the finals of the women’s 100 meter breast-stroke in Omaha, Nebraska. It only took her 1:05.20 to earn her a ticket to Rio.

Her time made her the third fastest American female in her competition.

Lilly will now be practicing with Team USA before heading to Rio in August.

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