Lilly King Explains 400 IM/200 Back Double in Columbus (Video)

Reported by James Sutherland.


  • PSS Record: 1:05.57, Rebecca Soni (USA), 2011
  1. Lilly King, Indiana Swim Team, 1:06.14
  2. Katie Meili, New York Athletic Club, 1:06.66
  3. Miranda Tucker, Club Wolverine, 1:08.61

Lilly King ultimately didn’t reach her goal of topping Yuliya Efimova‘s 1:04.98 from the Sette Colli Trophy last week, but she still came away with a win in the women’s 100 breast after a close battle with Katie Meili.

King got out to the early lead in 30.83, and out-split Meili by a tenth coming home to win by half a second in 1:06.14, with Meili 2nd in 1:06.66. King currently sits 2nd in the world with her 1:05.61 from Santa Clara, while Meili is 6th with her 1:06.49 from Austin.

Like Meili, Miranda Tucker narrowly missed her season-best in 3rd, clocking 1:08.61 with her fastest of the year standing at 1:08.57.

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Swimmers Ear
4 years ago

Love to see swimmers mixing it up. I’d like to see more people doing this. It keeps things fresh. Gutsy double too. Go Lilly.

4 years ago

She swam them so she would have an excuse when she didn’t beat efimova’s world number one ranking

Coach John
Reply to  Teddy
4 years ago

what’s you’re excuse?

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