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Commonwealth Games: Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown makes rude gesture at sister Taylor McKeown

Kaylee McKeown has given her sister Taylor the center finger after profitable silver within the 200m medley on the Commonwealth Video games on Tuesday morning. 

The Aussie celebrity was backing up simply 40 minutes after profitable gold within the 200m backstroke and could not fairly reel in 15-year-old Canadian sensation Summer season McIntosh within the gruelling occasion. 

It led to some light ribbing from Taylor, a fellow swimmer who can be competing in Birmingham.

In response to Taylor’s ‘attempt tougher’ jibe, McKeown lightheartedly flipped her sister the fowl in a second that was captured on digital camera.  

Kaylee McKeown gives her sister Taylor the middle finger after taking out silver in the 200m individual medley on Tuesday morning

Kaylee McKeown offers her sister Taylor the center finger after taking out silver within the 200m particular person medley on Tuesday morning

Australian swimming stars Kaylee McKeown (right) with sister Taylor after arriving in Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games

Australian swimming stars Kaylee McKeown (proper) with sister Taylor after arriving in Birmingham for the Commonwealth Video games

Her silver within the 200m particular person on Tuesday morning takes her medal haul to 3, after profitable gold within the 100m and 200m backstroke.

The 21-year-old nonetheless has two races so as to add to her assortment, and has certified quickest for Wednesday morning’s (AEST) 100m freestyle ultimate that may even function fellow Aussies Shayna Jack and Mollie O’Callaghan. 

She’ll additionally race within the 50m backstroke ultimate at 4.50am AEST. 

Kaylee McKeown has an impressive medal collection and is still just 21 years of age

Kaylee McKeown has a powerful medal assortment and remains to be simply 21 years of age

McKeown’s mom Sharon appeared on Dawn after her daughter’s huge day within the pool alongside two males sporting sequined Aussie clothes and neon inexperienced wigs.

‘It’s so nerve-wracking, however she is the one which will get in an does the laborious work – we simply have to sit down on the sidelines and cheer for her,’ Sharon advised Dawn host Natalie Barr.

‘She will get very pressured. Very nervous. She does get nervous, however we attempt to assist her relax, however generally we simply have to let her go and do her personal factor.

‘Not many 21-year-old can say they’ve three gold medals from the Olympics and one other two from the Commonwealth Video games tonight. A silver as nicely. Nonetheless just a few to go, so we’ll see how she goes.’

Kaylee McKeown (left) and sister Taylor in their official Australian uniforms ahead of the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

Kaylee McKeown (left) and sister Taylor of their official Australian uniforms forward of the Commonwealth Video games Opening Ceremony

McKeown is not any stranger to entertaining post-race celebrations. 

After her unbelievable triple gold medal haul on the Tokyo Olympics final 12 months, she famously dropped the f-bomb in a dwell interview after profitable the 100m backstroke.

The bubbling Queenslander was emotional after her father Sholto died lower than a 12 months earlier than, and on the time acquired a little bit of light ribbing from her mom for swearing on dwell TV in entrance of all the nation.

Kaylee McKeown gives the ol' two finger bang-bang salute after winning gold in the 200m backstroke at the Tokyo Olympics last year

Kaylee McKeown offers the ol’ two finger bang-bang salute after profitable gold within the 200m backstroke on the Tokyo Olympics final 12 months

McKeown gave her supporters a thumbs-up after winning the 100m backstroke at Tokyo

McKeown gave her supporters a thumbs-up after profitable the 100m backstroke at Tokyo

McKeown's celebration after winning gold in the 100m backstroke after the Commonwealth Games on day three was a little calmer, waving to the crowd

McKeown’s celebration after profitable gold within the 100m backstroke after the Commonwealth Video games on day three was a little bit calmer, waving to the gang

McKeown’s sister Taylor, who’s six years older, took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce her retirement from swimming after first representing Australia in 2013.

She received gold within the 200m breaststroke on the 2014 Commonwealth Video games in Glasgow, and nabbed a silver medal on the 2016 Olympics in Rio alongside Emily Seebohm, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell. 

It is a swimming resume to be very happy with after affected by quite a lot of accidents throughout her profession. 

(Left to right) Emily Seebohm, Taylor McKeown, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell after winning silver in the 100m medley relay final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

(Left to proper) Emily Seebohm, Taylor McKeown, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell after profitable silver within the 100m medley relay ultimate on the Rio 2016 Olympic Video games

‘My final Commonwealth Video games and final swim, ever! What a approach to wrap up my swimming profession than competing in my third Commonwealth Video games … the Australian crew has been epic to be part of and has given me many lifelong reminiscences,’ Taylor McKeown wrote in a retirement submit on Instagram.

‘I’ve achieved all the things I’ve ever needed to in my swimming profession, and all the time took satisfaction in my means to coach bloody laborious and by no means surrender. 

‘I’m so stuffed with gratitude, happiness and pleasure for what lies forward. Thanks all. Time for me to sashay away,’ wrote McKeown. 

Kaylee McKeown celebrates after winning gold in the 100m backstroke on day three

Kaylee McKeown celebrates after profitable gold within the 100m backstroke on day three

At simply 21, Kaylee McKeown is nowhere close to completed along with her profession within the pool. 

The celebrity has her sights set on a jam-packed schedule on the Paris Olympics in two years time that can little doubt yield one other bumper medal haul.


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