You’re No. 1, Lilly King. Well, at least your finger gesture is.
The American swimmer became the latest to call out drug-penalized athletes at the Rio Olympics, and she did it in style. When Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova waved a No. 1 sign with her finger after winning her 100m breaststroke semifinal on Sunday, King went one better.
Watching the Russian gloat, King wagged her finger at Efimova, who previously served a 16-month suspension for doping and recently had an Olympics ban overturned.
King later confirmed the gesture, telling NBC, “You’re shaking your finger No. 1, and you’ve been caught for drug cheating. I’m just not a fan.”
King, who will get a chance to compete against Efimova for a medal in Monday’s final, has already won fans for her gesture.
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