That Lily King finger wag the other night? Turns out it was actually a prophecy, because she’s now certifiably Number 1.
The American swimmer, who made headlines over the weekend for publicly calling out Russian rival Yulia Efimova’s history of using performance-enhancing substances, had the definitive last word by nabbing first place in the 100-meter breaststroke at the Summer Olympics.
The win — which clocked in at 1:04.93, breaking an Olympic record — earned King a gold medal. Efimova’s 1:05.50 nabbed her the silver, while King’s teammate Katie Meili took bronze in 1.05.69.
Efimova previously served a 16-month doping suspension and tested positive earlier this year for meldonium, which is now banned in the sport.
The 19-year-old King was far from Efimova’s biggest critic at the games; the Rio crowd heartily booed the Russian swimmer whenever her name was announced.
Here are some other buzzed-about moments from Day 3 of the Rio games:
* Brazilian Rafaela Silva took home the gold in judo, earning her country’s first gold in the 2016 games.
* Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first American athlete to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab, or traditional headscarf.
* The U.S. won gold in the men’s 100-meter backstroke — its sixth straight in the event — thanks to Ryan Murphy’s 51.97-second swim.
* Tennis player Novak Djokovic lost in doubles, a day after he lost in singles, meaning he’s now out of the 2016 games.
* American swimmer Missy Franklin had a disappointing semifinal heat in the 200-meter freestyle, coming in 13th out of 16 athletes and failing to qualify for the finals.
What was your favorite moment of this day of Olympic competition? What are you most looking forward to in the games? Let us know in the comments!