Evansville’s Lilly King places 3rd in Olympic 100m breaststroke finals

Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 1:44 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 26, 2021 at 1:13 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Lilly King places third in the Olympic 100 meter breaststroke final. She earns bronze as her teammate from Alaska wins gold.

King’s finished with a 1:05.54.

While she didn’t finish off her main goal of back-to-back gold, regardless of the outcome, her parents still said this is just a swim meet and they couldn’t be more proud of their Olympian.

Lilly King even took to social media to thank everyone for coming out to Bosse Field to cheer her on. Even though she came short of the gold, she gave Lydia Jacoby props “for keeping the title at home.”

She’ll race in the 200-meter breaststroke finals Thursday night, and another watch party is planned at Mosby Pool in Howell Park.

It’s from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and you’ll be able to swim for free.

Tamar Sher was there for Monday’s watch party at Bosse Field.

She also interviewed Newburgh Sea Creatures Head Coach Aaron Opell, who actually coached Lilly King.

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