Cape Town boy Luke Davids grabbed a gold medal in the 100m at the World Youth Olympics in Argentina on Monday night.
The 17-year old sprint sensation from the UWC Athletics Club literally blasted away the opposition in a blistering time of 10.15 seconds.
“I am extremely proud to have won a gold medal for my country. It means the world to me,” an elated Davids said in an exclusive interview after his victory from Beunos Aires.
“I worked really hard with my coach Nathan van Wyk and I am extremely chuffed that all the hard work paid off for me today.
“Winning gold at the Youth Olympics really means everything to me. As I crossed the finish line, the first thing that went through my mind was that I am now number one junior in the world.
“My parents just congratulated me. They always support me 100% and I know they are beyond proud.
“It’s a wonderful feeling. The significance of the achievement still hasn’t sunk in.
”However, this is a tremendous boost for my confidence and self belief. I feel the sky is now the limit for me,” he added.