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'F**k Yeah': Aussie Swimmer Gives X-Rated Answer During Interview After Winning Olympic Gold

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'F**k Yeah': Aussie Swimmer Gives X-Rated Answer During Interview After Winning Olympic Gold

Kaylee McKeown was struggling to hold back her excitement after winning a gold medal at the Tokyo Games.

The Aussie swimmer came first in the 100m backstroke final and set a new Olympic record of 57.47 in the process.

She came from behind at the 50m mark and clawed back in front to beat Canada's Kylie Masse by just 0.02 of a second.

Overcome with joy, Kaylee spoke to Channel 7 about how incredible it is to be an Olympic gold medalist, especially considering her father died less than a year ago.

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Seven's Nathan Templeton asked whether she had a message to send back to her mum and sister and the swimming sensation didn't hold back.

"F**k yeah!" she said. "Oh s**t!"

It was a quick message that was immediately realised and apologised for, however Kaylee was obviously brimming with excitement.

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Before the X-rated answer, she spoke about the feeling of being written into the history books.

"It's definitely something that people dream of," she said. "Something I have dreamed of. To make it a reality is...really amazing.

"I'm just thankful I have a good support team. A few people before the race came up and said to just have all the faith in the world that you have got this."

Her family back home was watching every stroke and jumped for joy when Kaylee touched the blocks in first.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

But her mum Sharon had mixed feelings about the post-win interview, saying to Channel 7: "Swearing on TV!? I will have a word to her later.

"It hasn't sunk in. So happy and excited. I can't wait to give her a cuddle."

Kaylee's sister Taylor was also thrilled to see a McKeown bring home a gold medal and thought it was even better that she set an Olympic record.

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"That is so amazing. I don't even have words. I can't talk. I literally can't talk. I'm so happy for her. She just looks so beautiful on TV as well," she said.

"She is enjoying racing. This is a testament to her, her hard work. Ask anyone in her training group - she will push herself until she vomits. An absolute animal.

"She will be the Emily Seebohm to the Kaylee McKeown now. I hope lots of kids are inspired to get out there, train hard and achieve your dreams because anyone can do it if you put the work in."

Topics: olympics, Tokyo Olympics, swimming, Australia

Max Sherry
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