Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown drops F-bomb in interview after winning gold

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Australia's Kaylee McKeown reacts after winning the final of the women's 100m backstroke. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)
Australia's Kaylee McKeown reacts after winning the final of the women's 100m backstroke. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

Say whatever you want, Kaylee McKeown, you're an Olympic gold medalist.

On Day 4 of the Olympics, the Australian topped the podium in the Women's 100m Backstroke at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. The excitement from her win triggered an impassioned post-race interview that included an F-bomb.

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After everything McKeown and her family have had to endure over the last year, I think that kind of response is warranted. Her father, Sholto, died last year after a two-year battle with brain cancer at the age of 53, so there was undoubtedly a lot of emotion and pride running through McKeown as she let the profanity slip.

The Australian swim team is quickly earning a reputation as passionate competitors. In addition to McKeown, coach Dean Boxall recently went viral for the way he celebrated Ariarne Titmus' gold.

McKeown's time of 57.47 seconds set a new Olympic record to go with the world record she also holds in the event.

Canada's Kylie Masse earned silver while the United States' Regan Smith swam to bronze.

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