Morning Swim Show: “I Am Used To Having A Target On My Back” – Lilly King, 2016 USA Trials


In this Morning Swim Show episode, Lilly King said, “I am leaving something for Rio”, after winning the 100 Breaststroke at the 2016 USA Olympic Swimming Trials. ”I’m used to having a target on my back.” .

Lilly went on to win gold in Rio setting an Olympic record and defeating Russia’s Yulia Efimova in the process. Revisit this 2016 Olympic Trial interview from the SwimmingWorld.TV video vault.

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The Morning Swim Show went into the SwimmingWorld.TV vault to relive some of the great interviews from the 2016 USA Olympic Swimming Trials. You can watch all athlete interviews by visiting our 2016 Olympic Trial landing page.

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  1. avatar

    How had she ever had a target on her back? O_o

  2. avatar
    Bill V.

    Being outspoken is OK, but it’s a lot more effective when you’re well-versed in the subject. King was clearly not well informed about either of Efimova’s cases. It’s like she read the headlines but not the full stories.
    Lilly, darling…it’s all right here, if you look, at!!

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