Rio Moment: Own It – Lilly King


A newsmaker in the pool and outside of it at the Rio Olympics, Lilly King was outspoken with her opinion against performance enhancing drugs. The 19-year old took a public stand against her top competitor, putting additional pressure on herself in her first Olympics appearance. Undaunted, the Indiana University sophomore set off a celebration for clean sport by winning the 100m breaststroke with an Olympic record time of 1:04.93. It was Team USA’s first gold in that event since 2000.


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