IU’s Lilly King earns second Olympic gold medal with 4×100 medley relay win


RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 13: Team United States celebrate winning gold in the Women’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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RIO RIO DE JANEIRO – Indiana University’s Lilly King won her second gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics Saturday.

The 19-year-old Evansville native earned the second medal as part of the 4×100 medley relay team.

With this victory, the United States becomes the first nation to win 1,000 gold medals during the modern-era Summer Olympics Games, according to the US Olympic Committee.

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