Evansville native Lilly King not only won the 100-meter breaststroke at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Hungary on Tuesday, she set a new world record in the process. King, a Reitz High School graduate, standout at Indiana University and 2016 Olympic gold medalist, got off to a quick start and routed the competition. King’s time was 1:04.13. The second- and third-place finishers were nearly a full second behind.
King’s opening 50-meter time of 29.80 seconds in Tuesday’s race was the fourth-fastest time on record.
The former world record was 1:04.35 by Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania, set in July 2013.