New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Arden was also ecstatic about the historic win. The 20-year-old said: "Honestly, the reaction has been absolutely insane, I haven't been able to keep up with all the support and love that I've got and then I got a shoutout from Jacinda."
The interview was a viral hit with Twitter, who were on board with Sean's reaction. One said: "If I ever win an Olympic medal, my dad better be at least this excited for me," while another added: "This is exactly how you are supposed to feel! Proud Father!"
A third Twitter user said: "The joy of seeing your child taking on the world and winning! Just brilliant"
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