Chad le Clos has done it in Rio de Janiero, becoming the first athlete from South Africa to win gold medal in the 2016 Olympic Games.
The 24-year-old defeated the likes of Michael Phelps in the final of the men’s 100m butterfly an event he tied with Russian Yevgeny Korotyshkin for silver in the 2012 Olympics.
“I’m very happy,” he told reporters. “To be honest, I came here for the gold medal, but it’s crazy. I’m so happy for myself, my team, my coach and my country. I am very satisfied achieving the ultimate. It means a lot to me especially when I competed with the best” he concluded.