'Come on Kyle, come!' Video captures grandparents in tears as Aussie teen snatches last-gasp gold in Rio
A young Australian Olympian has nabbed the number one grandchild spot for a short time at least after winning gold in the 100m freestyle final as his ecstatic grandparents watched on.
Kyle Chalmers, aged 18, made a remarkable comeback from seventh place to snatch the win in the last few seconds of the race yesterday.
But it's his grandparents Malcolm and Julie Bagnell who have stolen the spotlight with their excitable reaction to Chalmers' win, with a time of 47.58 seconds.
The couple watched anxiously from their living room, screaming at the television and sharing a kiss when their grandson claimed the win.
Chalmers managed to upstage teammate and world number one Cameron McEvoy, who finished in seventh place with a time of 48.12, reports NZME.
And the accomplishments don't stop there- Chalmers is also the first Australian gold medallist in the blue riband event since Michael Wenden in 1968.