Rio 2016: Emotional Grandparents Watch Grandson Win Gold

It’s nice to know not everything in Rio is a complete dumpster fire, literally.

Thousands of athletes are still making their dreams come true, including Kyle Chalmers. The Australian recently took gold in Rio in the 100m men’s freestyle. However, it isn’t footage of Chalmers winning the event that’s getting international attention. The footage of Chalmer’s grandparents watching from their own living room is what’s gone viral.

Watch this touching moment as nana and papa cheer on Kyle. Once he wins, it’s Niagara Falls. 

Congrats, Kyle. You now have a gold medal to join your very cool grandparents.

 (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

(Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)


Josh Helmuth is the editor of Crave Sports.