Lilly King: “I heard our names being called as we were going down the stretch”

2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS

Reported by James Sutherland.

WOMEN’S 200 BREAST FINAL

  • World Record: Rikke Moller Pedersen (DEN) – 2:19.11 (2013)
  • American Record: Rebecca Soni – 2:19.59 (2012)
  • US Open Record: Rebecca Soni (USA) – 2:20.38 (2009)
  • World Junior Record: Viktoriya Zeynep Gunes (TUR) – 2:19.64 (2015)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Rie Kaneto (JPN) – 2:20.30
  • 2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Lilly King – 2:24.08
  • Wave I Cut: 2:33.29
  • Wave II Cut: 2:30.49
  • FINA ‘A’ Cut: 2:25.52
  1. Annie Lazor (MVN), 2:21.07
  2. Lilly King (ISC), 2:21.75
  3. Emily Escobedo (COND), 2:22.64

In undoubtedly the most emotionally-charged finish of the meet, training partners Annie Lazor and Lilly King went 1-2 in the women’s 200 breaststroke to officially punch Lazor’s ticket to Tokyo, with the 26-year-old claiming the win in a time of 2:21.07.

That showing falls just three-tenths shy of Lazor’s best time, set in 2019, and propels her into third in the world this season.

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Swimfish87
1 month ago

Completely off-topic but what happened as in growth as me. Especially a no-show in the 1500? Was he sick is he OK?

Catherine
Reply to  Swimfish87
1 month ago

what? grothe? spell check sucks.

anonymous
Reply to  Swimfish87
1 month ago

Grothe had a bad meet.

Smith-King-Huske-Manuel
1 month ago

Funny!

I heard the calls of “Annie! Annie! Annie!” from the stands.

Smith-King-Huske-Manuel
1 month ago

There is an “i” in Lilly but not in team.

French Toast Stewart
Reply to  Smith-King-Huske-Manuel
1 month ago

But there is an I in win.

Informant
Reply to  Smith-King-Huske-Manuel
1 month ago

Can’t spell team without ME.

Haters hate
Reply to  Smith-King-Huske-Manuel
1 month ago

Lilly is all about team and it shows with the 200 breast. I wouldn’t pass judgement.

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