Today Is Officially Lilly King Day!
The Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners will proclaim today "Lilly King Day" during tonight's board meeting! In case you missed it, King won the gold last night in the Women's 100m Breaststroke Final!
According to a press release, the board will make their proclamation during the 4pm board meeting;
"The Board of Commissioners of Vanderburgh Count will Proclaim today “Lilly King Day” in Vanderburgh County at tonight’s’ board meeting at 4 pm in Room 301 of the Civic Center Complex. In addition to the Proclamation, the Old Courthouse tower lights will shine red, white, blue and gold tonight in King’s honor.
King, a Vanderburgh County, Indiana resident and 2015 graduate of Reitz High School is representing Team USA in the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio. Yesterday King set an Olympic record in the 100-meter breaststroke securing her first gold medal for the 2016 Olympic Games.
The Commissioners wish to celebrate this achievement as well as King’s outspoken advocacy for clean competition. “She is someone that our entire community, especially our young people can truly admire,” said County Commissioner President Bruce Ungethiem. “She clearly has a character to match her ability and that is something that we can all appreciate.”
King is not done in Rio. She will begin racing in the Women's 200m Breaststroke heats Wednesday afternoon; she will be in heat 2 that will air approximately 12:52 p.m. local time on 14 WFIE/NBC.
Check out photos of King's gold medal race HERE