Aussie swimming starlet Kaylee McKeown wins gold AGAIN in the 200m backstroke – after her post-race interview went viral when she dropped an F-bomb
Australian swimming champ Kaylee McKeown will take home her second gold medal after winning the 200m backstroke finals at the Tokyo Olympics.
McKeown had hung back for the majority of the event before powering through in the final 50m to take the lead with a time of two minutes and 4.68 seconds.
Followed closely behind was Canada’s Kylie Masse coming in at two minutes and 5.42 seconds with fellow Aussie swimmer Emily Seebohm winning the bronze.
Saturday’s win makes McKeown the seventh woman to win both the 100m and 200m backstroke in Olympic history.
The 20-year-old already has one gold under her belt after taking out the 100m backstroke with her post-race interview going viral after she dropped the F bomb live on television.
Australian swimming champ Kaylee McKeown has won her second gold medal after winning the 200m backstroke finals at the Tokyo Olympics
‘F*ck yeah!’ McKeown said to Channel 7’s poolside reporter after the race, throwing up a shaka in true Aussie fashion.
Her father Sholto passed away after a battle with brain cancer in August last year, with McKeown getting a tattoo as tribute saying ‘I’ll always be with you’ on her foot.
‘I hope you’re proud, and I’ll keep doing you proud,’ she said after her first gold medal win.
McKeown’s family members, including her gold medal-winning former Olympian sister Taylor, were watching on from Australia and were overcome by emotion when being interviewed immediately following Kaylee’s 100m win.
‘I’ll have a word with her later,’ her mum said of her swearing.
Her daughter dismissed that however, saying: ‘I’ll be mum’s favourite for a while now.’
Kaylee’s father was diagnosed with grade-four glioblastoma in June of 2018, undergoing round after round of chemotherapy hoping to see his daughters grow up and perhaps win an Olympic gold.
‘I use it every day that I wake up,’ McKeown said of her dad last month. ‘I know it’s a privilege to be on this earth and walk and talk.’