Who is Lilly King?
She is an American swimmer who specializes in breaststroke. She currently represents the Professional swimming club “Cali Condors”, which is a part of the “International Swimming League” team. At the 2020 Summer Olympics, she won a silver medal in the 4×100 meter medley relay & the silver medal in the 200-meter breaststroke, along with the bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke. She is the current world record holder in the long course 100-meter breaststroke.
|Real Name||Lillia Camille King|
|Birth Place||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Date of Birth||10th February 1997|
|Source of Income||Professional swimmer.|
|Age||24 years. (As of 2021).|
|Father’s name||Mark King|
|Mother’s name||Ginny King|
|Siblings||younger brother Alex.|
|School||Francis Joseph Reitz High School.|
|University||Indiana University Bloomington.|
|Height||5 feet 8.5 inches /174 Cm.|
|Weight||70 Kg / 154 Lbs.|
|Olympic debut||2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro.|
|Net Worth||$ 2 million (Rs 14.82 Cr).|
|Last Updated||August 2021.|
She was born on 10th February 1997 in Evansville, the county seat of Indiana and the third most populated city of Indiana, United States. Her father’s name is Mark King who ran track and cross-country at Indiana State University & mother Ginny King swam for Eastern Kentucky University and Illinois State University. She has a younger brother named Alex who is also a walk-on swimmer at the University of Michigan.
She attended Francis Joseph Reitz High School where she added several morning practices a week with the local master’s team and joined a competitive swim team called the Newburgh Sea Creatures. She attended Indiana University Bloomington, where she competed for the Indiana Hoosiers swimming and diving team.
At the NCAA Women’s Division I Swimming and Diving Championships she has crowned the NCAA Champion in the 100-yard breaststroke (56.85) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:03.59). The performance makes her eligible as one of the best short course yards breaststroke swimmers in history, setting the American, NCAA, NCAA Meet.
That same year she was named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Year, earned four All-America honours, First-Team All-Big Ten. she continued her success by claiming the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard breaststroke titles throughout her collegiate career and was only the 2nd woman ever to sweep the two events for all four years. As a senior, she won the “Honda Sports Award” as the nation’s best female swimmer.
She won both the 100-meter breaststroke and the 200-meter breaststroke at the 2016 USA Swimming Olympic Team Trials and made her Qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics. In the 200-meter breaststroke heats, she finished 15th with a time of 2:25.89 and qualified for the semifinals. She finished 7th in her semifinal with a time of 2:24.59 but did not qualify for the final.
At the 2018 US Nationals, in World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, she won two of three breaststroke events. She makes the record of the 50-meter breaststroke with a time of 29.82 and the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:05.36. She also ranked 5th in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:25.31).
In her first event at the 2019 World Championships, she won the 100-meter breaststroke at a time of 1:04.93. She also won the 50-meter breaststroke with a 29.84. She swam the breaststroke leg of the 4×100-meter mixed medley relay with American competitive swimmer Ryan Murphy, American freestyle and butterfly swimmer Caeleb Dressel and American competitive swimmer Simone Manuel. She was the only female swimmer to swim the breaststroke leg of the mixed relay out of all eight relays in the final.
In the 2020 US Olympic Trials on 14th June 2021, she set a Championship Record in the semifinals of the 100-meter breaststroke swimming a 1:04.72. Her time was also the fastest time amongst women globally in the long course 100-meter breaststroke for the year up to that point in 2021. In the prelims for the 200-meter breaststroke, she ranked third swimming a 2:25.82 and advancing to the semifinals. She swam a 2:22.73 in the semifinals, ranking first, and advancing to the final.
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Some Favourite Quotes by Her
““My parents raised me to say what I wanted to say even if it wasn’t necessarily what people wanted to hear. It’s always been how I am and I’ll stick to my guns.”.”— Lilly King
“The mental side of racing is something that I have taken advantage of more than a lot of my competitors do. I just like to see if I can win the race before it starts.”— Lilly King
“I’m the first to say I am cocky, but I can back it up. It’s because of what I’ve done in the pool. I think a lot of it goes back to if I was a guy, that conversation would never happen. If I was Michael Phelps, if I was Caeleb Dressel, that conversation would never happen. But since I’m female, and I speak my mind, and I tell people what I think, that’s coming off as me being brash, maybe cocky, instead of me being, ‘Oh, this supreme leader swimmer person.’”— Lilly King
How tall is Lilly King?
5 feet 8.5 inches /174 Cm.
How much does Lilly King weigh?
70 Kg / 154 Lbs.
When was Lilly King born?
10 February 1997.
Lilly King age.
24 years. (As of 2021).
Lilly King High School.
FJ Reitz High School.
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Where did Lilly King go to college?
Indiana University Bloomington