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Lilly King, two-time Olympic swimming gold medalist

Lilly King

Lilly King Biography

Lilly King

Lilly King swimming.[Credit/apnews.com]

Lilly King is an American professional swimmer. She was born on 10th February 1997, in Evansville, Indiana, United States.

Her parents are Ginny King and Mark King. She as well has one sibling named Alex King. Lilly specializes in breaststroke. She is currently representing the Cali Condors.

Cali Condors is a team that is part of the International Swimming League. King has a talent that is specially celebrated globally. Her prowess in the pool is one to be admired.

The swimming sensation won a gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Additionally, she won a gold medal in the women’s 4 × 100 m medley relay. That was when she swam the breaststroke leg.

Lilly King has made a positive impact in the history of the Olympics, in the swimming category. Many people view her as a force to reckon with. Amazingly, King is the current world record holder in 100-metre.

The swimming starlet attended Indiana University Bloomington. There, she competed for the Indiana Hoosiers swimming and diving team.

King was as well crowned the NCAA Champion in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard breaststroke during her freshman year. That was at the NCAA Women’s Division I Swimming and Diving Championships.

She has been one of the best short course yards breaststroke swimmers in history. Therefore, she set the American, NCAA, NCAA Meet, U.S. Open, Indiana school, Big Ten, and Georgia Tech Pool records in winning the NCAA titles.

More to her basket of wins, King was named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Year at the freshman year. She earned four All-American honours, First-Team All-Big Ten and Big Ten Freshman of the Year.

Lilly King went on escalating career-wise and her talent blossomed over time. She was the second woman to ever sweep 100 and 200-yard breaststroke titles for all four collegiate years.

More achievements

Moreover, as a senior, she won the Honda Sports Award as the nation’s best female swimmer. King also qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. That was after winning both 100 and 200-meter breaststroke at the 2016 US Olympics trials in Omaha.

In the 100-meter breaststroke heats, King finished 1st with a time of 1:05.78 and qualified for the semifinals. There she again finished first with a time of 1:05.70.

At the 2017 US Nationals, the qualification meets for the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, King won the breaststroke events.

She won the 50-meter breaststroke with a time of 29.66, the 100-meter breaststroke with 1:04.95, and the 200-meter breaststroke with 2:21.83.

Lilly broke a record when she attained a world record time of 1:04.13. That was in her first event, in the 100-meter breaststroke.

American teammate Katie Meili finished second and Yulia Efimova touched third. The race was highly anticipated because Efimova had nearly broken the former world record and mockingly wagged her finger during the semifinal.

In the World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, King again swept the breaststroke events. She dominated the 50-meter breaststroke with a time of 29.82 and the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:05.36. King also placed 5th in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:25.31).

At her first event, Lilly won the 100-meter breaststroke at a time of 1:04.93. Nevertheless, she also won the 50 breaststrokes easily with a 29.84.

King was also a part of the world record-breaking 400-meter medley relay in a time of 3:50.40.

In 2019 she was a member of the inaugural International Swimming League. She was representing the Cali Condors who finished third place in the final match in Las Vegas, Nevada in December.

King was the only swimmer in the league to go undefeated in multiple matches winning all 16 events she participated in throughout the season.

Lilly King net worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lilly has an approximated net worth of $2 million. Most of the amount has accumulated from her swimming career.

Lilly King

Lilly King.[Credit/cbssports.com]

Lilly King salary

King’s actual salary is not revealed. However, it is reported that she earned $45,900 as prize money in the ISL regular season. She also got a bonus of $15, 000 bonus for her undefeated inaugural season in the league.

Lilly King endorsements

The 24 years old swimming icon has worked hard to hold championships titles in breaststroke. That would bring to her admirable endorsement deals. However, it is not specified which brands have endorsed her.

Lilly King foundation and charity work

As a way of giving back to society, Lilly King has taken part in the Night of Memories charity youth fundraiser.

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