Evansville’s Lilly King swims fastest out of all 100m breaststroke heats in Olympic trial prelims

Published: Jun. 1, 2021 at 1:40 PM CDT
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(NBC) - Evansville native Lilly King swam Monday morning in the Olympic trials.

She was the fastest swimmer out of all seven heats in the 100 m breaststroke with a time of 1:05.67.

Semi finals are Monday night between 5:30 p.m. at 7 p.m.

Click here to watch her compete. You have to have a cable or satellite log in.

14 News’ Samantha Johnson spoke with Lilly’s parents who will be watching the Tokyo games from Evansville.

That report airs Tuesday night ahead of Lilly’s final in the Olympic trials.

NBC spoke with King earlier this month.

As they report, she likes to try to intimidate her foes in the pool, and while all she likely has to do to accomplish that is show up with the two gold medals she won in Rio at the age of 19, she prefers to take it a bit further.

“I like being feared. Its empowering. There’s nothing better before a race to feel empowered right? I am focused on psyching out every other person in my heat. I stare at people,” said King.

You can watch their full report in the video above.

The Tokyo Olympics start July 23, live on NBC.

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