Kyle Chalmers’ grandparents celebrating his gold medal win is everything.

Stop whatever it is you’re doing, this is infinitely more important and a lot cuter.

After Kyle Chalmers incredible Olympic win in the 100 meter freestyle, a video has surfaced of the swimmer’s grandparents, Malcolm and Julie Bagnell, proudly watching on from their living room in South Australia, progressively losing their cool as they realise their 18-year-old grandson has just won a gold medal.

Going into the race in Rio on Thursday, Chalmers was an outside contender for a medal, but broke ahead of the pack in the final seconds, claiming gold for Team Australia.

Matt Chalmers win at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Source: Getty

"It's gold, it's gold," Malcolm cheered while jumping up from this armchair.

Giving a quick kiss to Julie, the proud grandfather continued to fist pump and cheer with tears in his eyes, while Julie stayed seated, crying silently.

"Magic. Absolutely magic," Malcolm said proudly.

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Olympic gold medalist Kyle Chalmers' grandparents Malcolm and Julie Bagnell celebrating with a kiss. Source: Channel 9 News

Video footage of the students at Chalmers' South Australian high school filmed during the race is also well worth a watch, with students roaring with cheers following the momentous win.

Is there anything greater than the unbridled pride of a grandparent? Not bloody likely.


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