STATEHOUSE (Jan. 24, 2017) – State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) honored local gold medalist, Lilly King, today at the Statehouse.
Bacon co-authored the House Concurrent Resolution honoring King for competing in the 100 meter breaststroke, setting a new Olympic record, and the 4 x 100 meter relay in the 2016 Summer Olympics, where she won gold medals in each competition.
“It’s not too often we get to recognize a member of our community for competing in the Olympics,” Bacon said. “Lilly showed the world not only what the United States is made of, but what Indiana and Evansville are made of when she broke the Olympic record in the 100 meter breaststroke and brought home the gold medal.”
King, a lifelong resident of Evansville, currently attends Indiana University where she competes for the Hoosiers’ swimming and diving team. Since her freshman year, she has acquired a number of awards and accolades, including the NCAA Champion in the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke, the Big Ten Swimmer of the year and earned four All-American honors.
As a freshman, King competed in the NCAA finals and was crowned the NCAA champion in the 100 meter breaststroke and 200 meter breaststroke.
In 2016, King was named NCAA female swimmer of the year and received the USA swimming’s Golden Goggle Award for Breakout Performer of the Year.
State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) represents House District 75,
which includes portions of Warrick, Pike and Spencer counties.
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