Lilly King: “This summer I want World Records” (Video)

Reported by James Sutherland.

WOMEN’S 100 BREAST FINAL

  • US Open Record: 1:04.45, Jessica Hardy, 2009
  • GT Pool Record: 1:05.83, Rebecca Soni, 2011
  1. Lilly King, UN, 1:06.20
  2. Miranda Tucker, CW, 1:07.95
  3. Andrea Cottrell, UOFL, 1:08.36

Lilly King accelerated an early lead of over a second at the 50 wall in 30.74, sailing to the win in a time of 1:06.20. That swim ranks her 4th in the world for the season.

Miranda Tucker pulled away from Andrea Cottrell on the back half to take 2nd in 1:07.95, with Cottrell was 3rd in 1:08.36.

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Dawgpaddle
4 years ago

It is best to talk about it after one succeeds. Lilly will learn the hard way. I wish her well but swimming speaks louder than words.

E Gamble
Reply to  Dawgpaddle
4 years ago

Everyone always keeps their goals a secret. I give her credit for having the balls to put hers out there. If she fails, so what. She’s still a kid. Go Lilly!!! ?

DrSwimPhil
Reply to  Dawgpaddle
4 years ago

Except, she has succeeded. She’s the Olympic gold medalist. What’s wrong with a little spice in the sport? We have too many people giving the same canned post-race interviews. It’s refreshing to hear something different every now and then. As long as she continues to back it up, why not? Think about it….yes, she’s an Olympic gold medalist, but the USA (outside of the swimming world) know her better than most other Olympic gold medalists, just because of her talk. She can capitalize off that via marketing, etc. Seems others might want to start following that lead, to be honest, if they’re looking to get into the mainstream.

PACFAN
Reply to  Dawgpaddle
4 years ago

This didn’t age well

Johnj
4 years ago

Hail the KING!

PNW
4 years ago

Now this is the side of Lily King that I, and I suspect many other swimming fans, well at least the American ones, like to see. Her confidence is a double edge sword meaning that in some cases we love her confidence while in others we hate her arrogance

Bigly
Reply to  PNW
4 years ago

Or stupidity, as in “I train harder than anyone else.”

Hook em
4 years ago

She makes 3,000 yards sound like a lot lol!! My main set alone was 3k the other day

Hook em
Reply to  Hook em
4 years ago

***meters

Hswimmer
Reply to  Hook em
4 years ago

During the meet, DA.

Bigly
Reply to  Hook em
4 years ago

Uphill. In the snow.

Peter
Reply to  Hook em
4 years ago

She said 3,000 red –> OUCH

Neil
Reply to  Hook em
4 years ago

She said 3000 “red”. Do you know what that means?

Collegeswmr
Reply to  Hook em
4 years ago

3,000 red is a high aerobic pace on a somewhat short interval. IU training definitely does more than just 3,000 a workout, the red set was just the main set.

bobo gigi
4 years ago

You must be proud of you. It’s so great to attack the physical appearance of someone while being hidden behind the comfort of the anonymity. 🙁

Torchbearer
4 years ago

No one is ugly- that is a terrible thing to say..

Jorge
4 years ago

Silly man.

IMs for days
4 years ago

Very ambitious girl, she may be arrogant at times, but sje has the rigjt attitude to succeed.

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