Christian Taylor has jumped his way to gold at the Rio Olympics after claiming it's his faith that spurs him on.
The US athlete leaped to a season's best 17.86m in the triple jump beating fellow American Will Claye into Silver.
Speaking before the Games to Premier's media partner Passion for Sport about his faith, he said: "This is what I do it for.
"It's what keeps me grounded. It's what keeps me motivated.
"My grandmother got a cell phone for Christmas and she texts me inspirational verses. She always says give God the glory and that's what I do."
After qualifying for the final at Rio he put a message on Twitter stating the power of prayer is unbelievable.
Speaking to the BBC after his victory, he said: "Gold medal, defending champion, it's a dream come true."
His win means he retains the gold he picked up in London in 2012.
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