The Australian women’s 4x100m medley relay team absolutely dominated the Tokyo Olympics, so of course some salty Americans tried to accuse them of cheating – not without consequences though, I assure you.
Australia pulled off an INCREDIBLE team performance in the women’s 4x100m medley relay, winning gold and making history.
Kaylee McKeown, Chelsea Hodges, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell beat the US and won first place in probably one of the most riveting and tense races we’ve seen this year, finishing on an Olympic-record time of 3:51.60.
There was, however, some drama around Campbell’s reaction time following McKeon’s touch. It was 0.04 seconds – which is minuscule compared to America’s Abbey Weitzeil‘s reaction time of 0.38 seconds. Campbell’s 0.04 seconds is actually legal and prevented her disqualification, but it was a close thing.
“I saw a number one next to our names and I thought, ‘oh, my goodness, that’s incredible’,” Campbell told Channel 7 after the race.
“I looked up and the girls were celebrating and I thought ‘my changeover was very quick, we’ve either just won an Olympic gold medal or we’ve just been disqualified’.
“So I was like we have to wait until the results are official. And they were official and we are Olympic gold medallists.”
Campbell whizzed past Weitzeil to win us gold, but considering Australia won the race by 0.13 seconds, you could argue that Campbell’s lightning-fast start ultimately proved the difference. So, like clockwork, a minority of salty Americans decided to accuse her of cheating.
Australia's Womens swim relay totally cheated! Dove in too early and Olympics officials said nothing! Americans were cheated out of a gold medal!— Barbara Dees (@barbdees) August 1, 2021
Australia woman cheated on that 4\100 medley that last woman was jumping in the water before the teammate touched the wall no wonder they got an Olympic record. The USA woman won gold in my eyes. Great race
— TOMMY B (Five) (@tommyBVT1982) August 1, 2021
Of course Aussie’s weren’t going to let any slander tarnish the reputation of these national treasures, and the clapbacks to certain whiny Americans are clearing my skin and adding ten years to my life.
Oh yeah. Japan with the best technology in the world, they missed it but your eyesight on your 32 inch 720p tv from the coverage totally saw it. Get fucked.
— Aussie_Steven (@aussie_steven) August 1, 2021
Google Search "Where is the Saltiest place on earth" and you'll find a Google map of Barb's House.— Adrian Cavalcante (@totto4eva) August 2, 2021
They must be devastated that they didn’t win gold in your eyes.— magichour (@magichourtrave1) August 1, 2021
Or elections— matmac (@mattjmcmaster) August 2, 2021
Must be hard being beaten consistently by a country of only 24 million people— vpkb (@vpkb2) August 1, 2021
This isn’t the first time American’s have tried to shit on our wins either – others attacked Ariarne Titmus‘ coach for his off tits victory dance following her gold medal. Imagine being so salty that someone’s joy offends you? Those commentators were promptly put in their place by Aussies too.
???????????????????? pic.twitter.com/IUJBRpWlu4— Steve Smith (@stevesmithffx) July 26, 2021
Nothing brings us Aussies together quite like an annoying American, huh?