Kaylee McKeown Nabbed Gold, Threw A Shakas, And Yelled ‘Fuck Yeah’ In Her Post-Race Interview

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Australia has taken home yet another gold in the pool on Day 4 in Tokyo, with Kaylee McKeown winning the 100m backstroke, then immediately ripping off her cap and goggles, and throwing a massive shakas in celebration.

Following her big win, Kaylee was filmed throwing an Olympic-level shakas, which is definitely the only acceptable way to mark a win as an Aussie athlete.

That wasn’t the end of her celebrations, though. Once the 20-year-old Queenslander was out of the pool, she excitedly swore into Channel 7’s microphone at the end of her post-race interview, realised it was live, and then swore again in surprise.

In her interview, which you can watch – entirely unedited – on Ch7’s Twitter, Nathan Templeton asked Kaylee how she felt about her race and whether she had any sentiments she wanted to send back to her family in Australia.

Your mum, Sharon and your big sister Taylor. It’s been a difficult time for your family. What would you like to say?” Nathan asked.

“Fuck yeah! Oh, shit!” she replied, covering her mouth when she realised what she’d blurted out on live TV.

Templeton assured they’d “get the bleeper out” for her interview blooper, but honestly as a 20-year-old taking home the gold, you’d be hard pressed to find any other words that adequately describe your feelings and emotions.

Kaylee McKeown’s mum was interviewed back in Australia after the ‘fuck yeah’ heard around the world, and confirmed she would “have a word to her later” about it.

People online were bloody quick to echo Kaylee’s reaction though, agreeing that there wasn’t much more to do than yell a big ‘FUCK YEAH’ following her win.

Kaylee’s phenomenal reaction nearly matches the energy of Aussie swimming coach Dean Boxall who damn near pulled the spectator fencing out of its foundations earlier this week, when he was fiercely celebrating Ariarne Titmus‘s gold medal win in the pool.

It’s all bloody happening, mates, you simply cannot contain the energy of an Aussie taking home the choccies.