U.S. swimmer Lilly King accomplished an amazing feat yesterday in winning gold at the Olympics while setting a new Olympic record for the 100-meter breaststroke, and while most of the country was congratulating her, the left immediately turned on King for what they believed to be cocky behavior.
King squared off against Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova, who’s at the center of the doping scandal, and she demolished everyone in the field – without having to dope. However, she was caught waving her finger at Efimova, showing disgust with the twice-busted athlete, so after she won, the left took to Twitter to excoriate her for being cocky.
Check out King giving Efimova a cold stare just before the event:
Lilly King gave the finger wag yesterday, stared her down before the race then backed it up with a gold medal. pic.twitter.com/NElLmeaN4B
— Brandon (@_Brandon11_) August 9, 2016
She went on to prove that she’s not all talk, and it didn’t go over too well. Because why would it?
That Lilly King swimming chick is cocky as fuck… Lol. Show some sportsmanship.
— I'm Serg so I (@SergiooRamoss) August 9, 2016
Lilly King is a narc.
— Tommy Craggs (@tcraggs22) August 9, 2016
— сергей солодов (@s_solodov) August 9, 2016
@swimiller You behaved badly in relation to the Russian athletes… Who raised you ? Monkeys ?
— SERGEY KRUGLIKOV (@Krug9) August 9, 2016
King’s reaction? Legendary:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 9, 2016
Lilly King coming with that 🔥 pic.twitter.com/nwvoWht9Gv
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 9, 2016
Boom! That’s how you handle haters.
Congratulations, Lilly! Another gold medal for #TeamUSA!