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Aussie swimming row erupts as world champion Kaylee McKeown issues a brutal take down to Olympic great Cate Campbell after ‘sore losers’ jibe

Aussie swimming row erupts as world champion Kaylee McKeown issues a brutal take down to Olympic great Cate Campbell after ‘sore losers’ jibe

  • An Aussie swimming row has erupted between a young star and former great 
  • Kaylee McKeown has hit out at Cate Campbell for her comments on the US 
  • Campbell branded the Americans ‘sore losers’ after the World Championships 

An Aussie swimming row has exploded, with the nation’s top female swimmer hitting back at Olympic great Cate Campbell. 

Campbell labelled the American swim team ‘sore losers’ after the Aussies dominated at the World Championships last week, with records falling throughout an exceptional trip to Japan. 

However Kaylee McKeown has insisted that Campbell did not speak for the Australian team in her scathing criticism of the US. 

‘The rivalry between Swimming Australia and the American team has been like that for decades, it is not anything new,’ McKeown told News Corp.

‘In saying that though, I think there is a right and wrong way to say things and Cate is entitled to her opinion but I just want the US to know that she is not speaking on behalf of the whole Australian team.’

The Olympic great labelled the US team 'sore losers' after the World Championships

The Olympic great labelled the US team ‘sore losers’ after the World Championships

The 22-year-old won three gold and two silver medals in Japan added that her teammates were unimpressed with Campbell’s remarks. 

‘She (Campbell) wasn’t in Japan and so for her to make those comments, it kind of makes us athletes, not look bad, but we don’t think what she said,’ McKeown explained. 

‘We weren’t too impressed that she had her two cents to put in.’ 

Campbell hit out at the US team after they tried to claim victory overall as they won the most number of medals, even though Australia secured the most gold medals with 13. The Aussies also broke four world records. 

‘Such sore losers,’ Campbell said on the Today show.

‘I mean Australia coming out on top of the world is one thing, but it is just so much sweeter beating America.

‘The first night of competition, we did not have to hear ‘Star Spangled Banner’ ring out through the stadium. I cannot tell you how happy that made me. 

‘If I hear that song again it will be too soon. Bring on Paris. That’s all I have to say to the US. Stop being sore losers.’ 

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