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Lilly King earns 1st place in 200m breaststroke semifinals at Olympic trials, advances to finals

NBC profiles Evansville's Lilly King
NBC profiles Evansville's Lilly King
Published: Jun. 17, 2021 at 9:19 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 8:53 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Lilly King is another step closer to earning her second ticket to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The Evansville native and two-time Olympic gold medalist came out on top in the 200-meter breaststroke semifinals on Thursday night, finishing with a first-place time of 2:22.73.

She won by a narrow margin over Annie Lazor, who ended the race with a time of 2:22.80.

Earlier Thursday, King swam in the 200-meter breaststroke preliminary race. She had a time of 2:25.82, which was the third-fastest time of the prelims.

King now advances to the finals as the number one seed. The event is set for Friday night.

You can watch the finals here, but you need to have a cable or satellite login.

You can also see the event on-air on WFIE.

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On Tuesday, King won the 100-meter breaststroke final at the Team USA trials, earning her a spot on her second Olympic team.

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