Gold medalist Lilly King (R) from the United States of America and her temmate, bronze medalist Katie Meili celebrate after the awarding ceremony of women's 100m breaststroke swimming final at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 8, 2016. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- US swimmer Lilly King smashed the Olympic record to win the women's 100m breaststroke gold medal at the Rio Olympics on Monday.
King, 19, clocked 1 minute 4.93 seconds in the final at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, beating the previous record of 1:05.39 held by Australian Leisel Jones.
Russia's Yulia Efimova took silver in 1:05.50 and the USA's Katie Meili bronze in 1:05.69.
World record holder Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania was seventh, 2.39sec behind King.