An Australian swimmer was understandably over the moon after she won a gold medal at the Olympics – and didn’t hold back describing her feelings.
Kaylee McKeown won gold in the women’s 100-metre backstroke and set an Olympic record in the process. She completed the distance in 57.47 seconds, taking gold over Canadian Kylie Masse and American Regan Smith.
And so when a reporter asked her how she felt about her win, and whether she had anything she wanted to say to her family, she replied “f**k yeah”, immediately followed by “oh s**t” when she realised she had sworn on live television. Twice.
If you win an Olympic Gold Medal, you have earned the right to say what you like. Well done! https://t.co/LG7r1ltdSV
She is not the only person to have a strong reaction to a win during this year’s games. Dean Boxall, Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus’ coach, similarly went wild in the stands after Titmus won gold in the 400-metre freestyle event.
And the Olympics will continue until 8 August so we anticipate that other athletes and their coaches will soon display similar reactions too.