IU’s King Qualifies for 100m Breaststroke Final at FINA World Championships


Indiana University postgraduate swimmer Lilly King successfully qualified for Tuesday morning’s final in the 100m breaststroke on Monday at the 2019 FINA World Championships.

King, the world record holder in the event, qualified second overall for the final with a time of 1:05.66. The Evansville, Ind. native was the top qualifier for the semifinals with a mark of 1:06.31 in the prelims.

The women’s 100m breaststroke final is scheduled for Tuesday morning, with the session beginning at 7:00 a.m. ET.

Earlier, rising Indiana senior swimmer Mohamed Samy placed 39th in the men’s 100m backstroke for Team Egypt, touching the wall with a time of 55.87.

Swimming prelims in Gwangju begin each night at 9:00 p.m. ET, with finals the next morning starting at 7:00 a.m. ET. Swimming at the FINA World Championships runs through Monday, July 28.