Lilly King after Rio Olympics: stressed by fame, bored by swimming, getting bad grades

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Lilly King was called into a meeting to discuss poor grades. Turns out those grades were symptomatic of a larger issue.

Lilly King, the indomitable swim heroine of the Rio Olympics, was having trouble with the aftermath. School was hard. Celebrity was annoying. Racing was dull. Practice was drudgery.

“She started talking, and it all came out,” Indiana University coach Ray Looze said.

She talked. She sobbed. She lost it.

Since that winter meeting, King said, she has been fine.

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