Australia’s Kaylee McKeown captured the gold in the women’s 100-meter backstroke during a record-setting performance in Tokyo on Tuesday. Then, she enraptured social media with a post-race interview in which she dropped an F-bomb on TV:
McKeown realized her error immediately, covered her mouth and appeared to nearly say, “Oh shit!” before turning it into a celebratory yell.
Twitter users loved it:
“What would you like to say to your mum and your sister?”
“Fuck yeah oh shit... Woooo 🤙”
Congratulations to the legend Kaylee McKeown for the🥇and this perfect #Olympics moment pic.twitter.com/tgHOCzD0lD
— Jeremy Story Carter (@jstorycarter) July 27, 2021
If you win an Olympic Gold Medal, you have earned the right to say what you like. Well done! pic.twitter.com/LG7r1ltdSV
— Glenn Munsie (@glennmunsieTAB) July 27, 2021
Australian Translator: I am elated for this opportunity and thank my family for their support. https://t.co/cxhbSD7r43
— Haggard Clint (@haggardclint) July 27, 2021
— Josh Fox (@JoshTFox__) July 27, 2021
— Lavanya L Narayanan (@lav_narayanan) July 27, 2021
— Dani-🇦🇺 What am I supposed to do (@Dani_blondy) July 27, 2021
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.