2020 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – MATCH 4
- Monday, October 26: 3 PM-5 PM Local Time (10 AM-12 noon U.S. Eastern, 11 PM-1 AM J+1 Japan)
- Tuesday, October 27: 3 PM-5 PM Local Time (10 AM-12 noon U.S. Eastern, 11 PM-1 AM J+1 Japan)
- Duna Arena – Budapest, Hungary
- Short Course Meters (SCM) format
- ISL Technical Handbook
- 2020 ISL Scoring Format
- 2020 ISL Prize Money and Bonuses
- How To Watch
- Teams: Cali Condors / DC Trident / Iron / NY Breakers
Lilly King continues to get faster.
Competing in the International Swimming League’s fourth match of the season, King put together a spectacular swim to win the women’s 200m breaststroke in a time of 2:16.04, knocking nearly a full second off her previous personal best of 2:17.03.
King, who represents the Cali Condors, set her old PB at the ISL’s Grand Finale last season, where she closed out the campaign having not lost a single race the entire season. That remains the case thus far in season two, having gone wire-to-wire in all of her events.
During the first week of competition, the 23-year-old won the 200 breast in a time of 2:17.11. She also set a new lifetime best in the 50 breast in the first match, lowering the American Record in 28.86.
The swim elevates King up from ninth to sixth all-time in the event, and also bumps her up one spot to become the second-fastest American ever. Rebecca Soni, the world record holder, holds that distinction with her 2:14.57 from 2009.
All-Time Performers, Women’s 200m Breaststroke (SCM)
|1||Rebecca Soni (USA)||2:14.57||2009|
|2||Rikke Pedersen (DEN)||2:15.21||2013|
|3||Leisel Jones (AUS)||2:15.42||2009|
|4||Yuliya Efimova (RUS)||2:15.62||2018|
|5||Rie Kaneto (JPN)||2:15.76||2016|
|6||Lilly King (USA)||2:16.04||2020|
|7||Annamay Pierse (CAN)||2:16.83||2009|
|8||Kanako Watanabe (JPN)||2:16.92||2014|
|9||Laura Sogar (USA)||2:16.93||2012|
|10||Jocelyn Ulyett (GBR)||2:17.10||2019|
King also now owns the ninth-fastest performance ever.
Compared to her previous best, the big difference for King came on the front half, where she was 1.74 seconds faster.
|King, 2019 ISL Final||King, 2020 ISL Match 4|
|35.70 (1:06.79)||34.94 (1:05.05)|
|35.75 (1:42.54)||35.94 (1:40.99)|
|34.49 (2:17.03)||35.05 (2:16.04)|
King won the race by 1.42 seconds, with New York Breaker Emily Escobedo second in 2:18.46. King earned a total of 15 points for the victory, jackpotting the final three finishers.