At tonight’s Olympics in Rio, U.S. swimmer Lilly King mocked her Russian rival Yulia Efimova, who was barred from the Games for failing a doping test but then quietly reinstated. When Efimova won her heat, holding up her finger in a number-one salute, King was filmed backstage mimicking her gesture.
When King swam next, nabbing the top time in the heat, she explained her gesture to Efimova by telling NBC: “You just got caught for drug cheating. I’m not a fan.”
OH SNAP! Lilly King explains the finger waving towards Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova. pic.twitter.com/aLrkhSkNuG
— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD_) August 8, 2016