Lilly King claims another gold medal, winning relay at World Championships

Evansville native comes home with two gold medals this week
Evansville native Lilly King closed out her week at the World Championships by helping Team USA...
Evansville native Lilly King closed out her week at the World Championships by helping Team USA take home the gold medal in the women’s 4x100 medley relay race on Saturday.(WFIE)
Published: Jun. 19, 2022 at 9:27 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 25, 2022 at 7:49 PM EDT
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BUDAPEST (WFIE) - Evansville native Lilly King closed out her week at the World Championships by helping Team USA take home the gold medal in the women’s 4x100 medley relay race on Saturday.

She and her American teammates Regan Smith, Torri Huske and Claire Curzan finished with a first-place time of 3:53.78

King swam the breaststroke leg of the race, clocking in at 1:05.89.

Earlier Saturday morning, King placed seventh in the 50-meter breaststroke final

The defending champ swam the event in 30.4 seconds.

On Thursday, King won another world title, coming in first place in the 200-meter breaststroke.

She clocked in at 2:22.41.

Lilly King wins gold in 200m breaststroke at World Championship
Lilly King wins gold in 200m breaststroke at World Championship(Fina website)

It’s King’s 10th World medal.

According to her fan page, she is the first American swimmer, male or female, to win a career treble of golds in the 50-100-200 of any stroke at the long course World Championships.

You can watch her come-from-behind gold medal victory in the video below:

On Monday, she placed fourth in the 100-meter breaststroke. The two-time Olympic gold medalist clocked in at 1:06.07. It was a tight race, with three swimmers ahead of her by just fractions of a second.

She swam the breaststroke leg of the mixed medley Tuesday.

Team USA finished as the top qualifier. The team included Ryan Murphy, Michael Andrew and Erika Brown.

A new quartet of Americans took over for the finals Tuesday afternoon. They came out on top, winning gold.

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