LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Cheers to the state of Indiana.
Indiana natives won 20 medals at the Rio Olympics, highlighted by Lilly King from Evansville and Indiana University, who won two golds, stirring up memories of another Indiana University swimmer, Mark Spitz, who won seven gold medals at the '72 Olympics.
King led the Indiana swimmers and divers, who won seven of the 20 medals. The state of Indiana won more medals overall than the entire country of host Brazil, home to 200 million more people.
Cheers as well to University of Louisville swimmer Kelsi Worrell, who won a gold medal.
Congratulations also to four inspiring, middle-aged men who grew up in Louisville's West End, showcasing their singing talent on the top-rated summer television program other than the Olympics, "America's Got Talent." The a cappella quartet "Linkin' Bridge" is among the semi-finalists. One of the men is married with three children, works art Boys and Girls Haven, and sings in his church choir, another manages a fast food restaurant and lives in a one-bedroom apartment, another is a cashier at a grocery store, and another taught himself how to arrange music.
We applaud their efforts and hope they become the overall America's Got Talent champion. The winner headlines an act in Las Vegas and wins a million dollars.