Kaylee McKeown's hilarious R-rated blunder after winning gold

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Kaylee McKeown, pictured here dropping a big F-bomb after winning gold at the Olympics.
Kaylee McKeown accidentally dropped a big F-bomb after winning gold at the Olympics. Image: Channel 7

Kaylee McKeown has dropped a hilarious F-bomb in a post-race interview after winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

The 20-year-old Aussie broke the Olympic record in the 100m backstroke final on Tuesday, claiming Australia's third gold medal of the Games.

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But a hilarious R-rated blunder brilliantly stole the spotlight after her incredible triumph.

While speaking to Nathan Templeton of Channel 7 after the race, McKeown was asked if she had a message for her family watching back home.

The 20-year-old accidentally blurted out "F*** yeah" on live TV before covering her mouth in shock.

The brilliant moment only endeared McKeown with fans after her incredible victory.

Kaylee McKeown breaks Olympic record for gold

McKeown's triumph is Australia's third gold of the Games, following the women's 4x100m freestyle relay and Ariarne Titmus in the 400m freestyle.

McKeown entered Tuesday's final as world record holder but third-fastest qualifier behind American Regan Smith and Canada's Kylie Masse.

The Australian trailed her feted rivals at the last turn, before a stunning surge in the final 30 metres delivered victory.

McKeown triumphed in 57.47 seconds, with Masse (57.72) taking silver and Smith (58.05) the bronze.

Kaylee McKeown, pictured here celebrating after winning gold in the 100m backstroke.
Kaylee McKeown celebrates after winning gold in the 100m backstroke. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

“It's definitely something that a lot of people dream of. It’s something I’ve always dreamed of... and to make it a reality is really amazing," McKeown said.

"I'm just thankful I have a really good support team. 

"A few people before the race came up to me and just said, ‘You’re the hardest trainer and just have all the faith in the world that you have got this’.”

Australian veteran Emily Seebohm, at her fourth Olympics, finished fifth in 58.45.

McKeown will again meet Smith over 200m, with the Australian dropping the 200m individual medley from her program to focus on backstroke.

Her triumph comes against a backdrop of family tragedy, with her father losing his battle against brain cancer last August.

McKeown dedicated her world record at Australia's selection trials to her father.

"I use it every day that I wake up," McKeown said at the June trials.

"I know it's a privilege to be on this earth and walk and talk."

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