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Evansville’s Lilly King to compete in 100m, 200m breaststroke in Tokyo

NBC profiles Evansville's Lilly King
NBC profiles Evansville's Lilly King
Published: Jun. 18, 2021 at 7:46 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 8:21 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Lilly King will compete in the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke in Tokyo.

King came in second to Annie Lazor in the 200-meter breaststroke finals at the Olympic trials Friday night.

You can watch the rest of 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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She advanced to the finals after coming out on top in the 200-meter breaststroke semifinals on Thursday.

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.

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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