Rob Heffernan became Ireland's third ever winner of a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships when he triumphed earlier this morning in 50K walk in Moscow.
Here's how Twitter reacted to his victory.
World Champion, Rob Heffernan is smiling & crying at the same time as he carries the Tricolour in celebration around the Moscow arena..
— Des Cahill, RTE (@sportsdes) August 14, 2013
Fair play Rob Heffernan,world champion!
— jamie heaslip (@jamieheaslip) August 14, 2013
Well done @RM_Heffernan World Champion, welcome to the Gold Medal Club . Well deserved & earned #whataneffort unfolded very well on twitter????
— Sonia O'Sullivan (@soniaagrith) August 14, 2013
World Championhip gold for Rob Heffernan in 50km walk in Moscow. Brilliant!! Coughlan, O'Sullivan..... Heffernan. Magic
— Paddy McKenna (@PaddyMcKenna) August 14, 2013
Rob Heffernan's wife, Marian, coached him this year. Deserves huge credit too.
— Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) August 14, 2013
Nobody deserves it more. Unbelievable by Rob Heffernan. Gold at the World Champs in 50k Walk.
— Sinéad Kissane (@sineadkissane) August 14, 2013
Congrats to @RM_Heffernan on his superb performance! Proud cork man has made everyone in ireland very proud! #gold
— Peter O Mahony (@peterom6) August 14, 2013
Huge congratulations to @RM_Heffernan for winning gold for Ireland @irishathletics in the 50k walk at the World Championships in Moscow!
— FAI (@FAIreland) August 14, 2013
Congrats @RM_heffernan. Serious achievement
— Niall Breslin (@nbrez) August 14, 2013
Congratulations to @RM_Heffernan! Gold for Ireland at the 50km walk at the world championships!
— Dara O Briain (@daraobriain) August 14, 2013
Congrats @RM_Heffernan, there won't be a cow milked in Cork 2nite. #WorldChampion.
— Adam Nolan (@AdamNolan12) August 14, 2013
Well done @RM_Heffernan enjoy the moment #Gold #WorldChampion
— Karl Lacey (@KarlLacey4) August 14, 2013
Huge congratulations to @RM_Heffernan on winning gold in Moscow #pride
— leinsterrugby (@leinsterrugby) August 14, 2013
@RM_Heffernan the peoples republic of Cork has a new champion ! #worldchampion
— Diarmuid O'Sullivan (@dsully3) August 14, 2013
Congrats @RM_Heffernan. Unbelievable achievement. World champion #cantgetmuchbetterthanthat #hardworkpaidoff
— Colm O Neill (@crossbar13) August 14, 2013
@RM_Heffernan it was always gonna happen for you eventually! Well done! Really delighted for you! WORLD CHAMP! #gold #number1 #50k
— Paddy Barnes (@paddyb_ireland) August 14, 2013
Congratulations to @RM_Heffernan outstanding achievement well done.
— Alan Quinlan (@AlanQuinlan1) August 14, 2013
By are we surprised I mean if rob was getting on that podium I had a sneaky feeling he was going for the top of it. Beautiful.
— Derval O'Rourke (@DervalORourke) August 14, 2013