Lilly King: The Photos You Need to See

Lilly King has become a superstar at the Rio Olympics, but not just because of her Olympic record-setting gold medal win in the women's 100m breaststroke. The 19-year-old swimmer from Indiana University sparked a conversation about doping, criticizing the International Olympic Committee for allowing twice-suspended Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova to compete. King made an even bigger statement by winning the race, forcing Efimova to settle for silver.


King even said she didn't agree with the IOC allowing U.S. runner Justin Gatlin to compete, since he was also suspended for doping in the past. "Do I think people who have been caught for doping offenses should be on the team? No, they shouldn't," she told reporters.


King will be swimming in the 200m breastroke heats and semifinals on Wednesday in another race against Efimova. The final is on Thursday at 9:17 p.m.


Click through for a look at King's life and career. (Getty)