Olympic swimmer Lilly King is a gold medalist AND a sass queen
First and foremost, Lilly King, representing Team U.S.A., won the gold medal for the 100-meter breaststroke earlier this week.
Get it girl.
But all in one day, King proved to be a stellar athlete and someone you DO NOT cross. Let me explain.
Yulia Efimova, a Russian swimmer, was another athlete in the event and also King’s biggest competition. Important fact about Efimova: She had recently been banned from the Olympics after a doping scandal, but was eventually allowed to participate in the games.
As can be seen in the above photograph taken at the 100-meter breaststroke semifinals, Efimova wagged her finger at the crowd and judges upon finishing her heat.
NOT IN LILLY KING’S HOUSE
And there is video:
King caught Efimova’s action on screen while she waited for her turn to swim, and was not pleased by the rude gesture — and wagged her finger right back.
After swimming, Lilly was interviewed about her response to Efimova’s gesture, and girl got REAL:
“You’re shaking your finger… and you’ve been caught for drug cheating? I’m not a fan.”
And she didn’t stop there:
“I’M NOT THIS SWEET LITTLE GIRL”!!!!!!!!!!!
If you are gonna deliver this supreme trash talk, you better back it up, right? Well then good thing Lilly King won the gold medal, while Efimova scored silver.
And as BuzzFeed reported, Twitter went bananas:
Samuel L. Jackson had to let y’all know.
Wait — can this happen?
Don’t even try to sneak something past her.
Lilly King does not care for you.
Huge congratulations to our gold medalist swimmer and gold medalist sass queen!