An Olympic medalist admitted on live TV that she was 's---ting myself' while swimming her relay leg

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Sydney Pickrem.
Sydney Pickrem. Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP
  • Sydney Pickrem won bronze for Canada in Sunday's 4×100-meter medley relay.

  • The 23-year-old, who swam a 1:07.17 breaststroke, was candid in her TV interview.

  • Pickrem said she "was absolutely s—ting myself" during the swim en route to the podium.

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Sydney Pickrem may have swum for a spot on the podium in Sunday's 4×100-meter medley relay, but that doesn't mean she was calm, cool, and collected while doing so.

The 23-year-old Canadian said in a hilarious live interview with CBC that she was freaking out.

"I was absolutely s—ting myself," Pickrem said. "I'm not going to try and sugarcoat it."

Her teammates cracked up at her candor.

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Still, you might not have known Pickrem was anything less than composed throughout the swim based on her team's performance. She pulled out a 1:07.17 breaststroke in the second leg of the relay before her teammates finished the race and secured some hardware for the group.

With the third-place finish in the relay, Pickrem earned the first Olympic medal of her swimming career.

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