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Lilly King

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10, 1997
Evansville, IN
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10, 1997 (age 24)
Evansville, IN


American swimmer specializing in the breaststroke who earned gold medals in the 100 meter breaststroke and in the 4x100 meter medley at the 2016 Olympics. She set an Olympic record with her 100 meter breaststroke time of 1:04:93.

Before Fame

She first began swimming at 7 years old. She won her first junior national title in the 100-yard breaststroke at the U.S. Winter Junior Nationals when she was 16.


She made headlines for wagging her finger at competitor Yulia Efimova, who was previously banned for drug use, during the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Family Life

She was born into an athletic family from Evansville, Indiana. Her father ran track and cross country at Indiana State and her mother swam for Eastern Kentucky University and Illinois State University. She also swam for her college team at Indiana University.

Associated With

She and former Olympic swimmer Jessica Hardy have both won gold medals in the Summer Olympics.