RIO DE JANEIRO -- Indiana University's Lilly King swam her way into the history books Monday, taking the gold medal and setting a new Olympic record in the women's 100-meter breaststroke.
King nabbed the win with a time of 1:04.93. Her top rival, Russian Yulia Efimova, finished second at 1:05.50.
Congrats to @IndianaUniv Hoosier and Evansville native @_king_lil for taking home the gold in the 100 meter breaststroke at #Rio2016!
— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) August 9, 2016
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U.S. swimmer Catherine Meili, of Columbia University, took the bronze medal with a time of 1:05.69.
King becomes only the second gold medal winner from her hometown of Evansville, Indiana. She joins former MLB pitcher Andrew Benes, who won a gold medal with the United States National Baseball Team at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.
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King wasn't the only Hoosier who earned a medal in the pool at Rio.
Purdue's David Boudia and Steele Johnson took home the silver medal for the men's 10-meter synchronized diving event Monday.
On Sunday, fellow IU swimmer Blake Pieroni helped the men's 400-meter freestyle team take second place in the preliminaries. Michael Phelps, Caeleb Dressel, Ryan Held and Nathan Adrian swam for the U.S. in the finals, earning a gold medal for themselves and Pieroni.
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IU swimmer Cody Miller also earned himself a bronze medal Sunday with a time of 58.87 in the men's 100-meter breaststroke event. The time set a new American record for the event.
Monday Olympic Swimming Results
- Lillia King, United States, 1:04.93.
- Yulia Efimova, Russia, 1:05.50.
- Catherine Meili, United States, 1:05.69.
- Jinglin Shi, China, 1:06.37.
- Rachel Nicol, Canada, 1:06.68.
- Hrafnhildur Luthersdottir, Iceland, 1:07.18.
- Ruta Meilutyte, Lithuania, 1:07.32.
- Alia Atkinson, Jamaica, 1:08.10.
- Katinka Hosszu, Hungary, 58.45.
- Kathleen Baker, United States, 58.75.
- Kylie Masse, Canada, 58.76.
- Yuanhui Fu, China, 58.76.
- Mie Nielsen, Denmark, 58.80.
- Olivia Smoliga, United States, 58.95.
- Emily Seebohm, Australia, 59.19.
- Madison Wilson, Australia, 59.23.
- Yang Sun, China, 1:44.65.
- Chad Guy Bertrand le Clos, South Africa, 1:45.20.
- Conor Dwyer, United States, 1:45.23.
- James Guy, Britain, 1:45.49.
- Francis Haas, United States, 1:45.58.
- Paul Biedermann, Germany, 1:45.84.
- Kosuke Hagino, Japan, 1:45.90.
- Aleksandr Krasnykh, Russia, 1:45.91.
- Ryan Murphy, United States, 51.97.
- Jiayu Xu, China, 52.31.
- David Plummer, United States, 52.40.
- Mitchell Larkin, Australia, 52.43.
- Camille Lacourt, France, 52.70.
- Evgeny Rylov, Russia, 52.74.
- Ryosuke Irie, Japan, 53.42.
- Robert Glinta, Romania, 53.50.