Australia’s Kaylee McKeown has won gold in the women’s 100m backstroke, setting an Olympic record with a time of 57.47 seconds.
It is the first Olympic medal of McKeown’s career, and the adrenaline was flowing in the 20-year-old’s post-race interview with CNN affiliate 7 News Australia.
When asked by the network if she had a message for her mother Sharon and sister Taylor, who were watching, she responded: ““F*** yeah!”, before realizing she swore and covering her mouth. Then she followed it up with a celebratory “Woo!”
On 7 News, her mother said “I’ll have a word to her later,” while laughing.
Canada’s Kylie Masse clinched silver and the United States’ Regan Smith bronze in the event.
McKeown set the world record for the women’s 100m backstroke in June with a time of 57.45 seconds.