VIDEO INTERVIEW: Lilly King on Two American Records in One Day

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Indiana freshman Lilly King twice set the American record in the women’s 100 breast on Friday. She clocked 57.15 in the prelims to clip Breeja Larson’s old mark of 57.23, and then she shattered that mark in finals with a 56.85. Afterwards, King explained what in her training had contributed to her massive time drops and contemplated whether the title “American record-holder” had yet set in.

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David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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