This grandpa's Rio stunt has made him the "coolest papa out there"

In the midst of all the great athlete stories, here’s a great one from Rio that is of a grandfather and his grandson travelling on a subway, with hilarious results.

A Texas grandfather has been labelled the “coolest papa out there” on social media after photos of his impressive flag pole lift on a train in Rio de Janeiro were shared by his grandson on Twitter.

The 68-year-old grandfather from Amarillo, Texas, showed off his awe-inspiring gymnastic skills after someone kindly offered him a preferred seat for elderly people on the subway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Wayne McEntire was riding on a train with his grandson, Britton Barker, when a commuter offered him a seat in a designated section for elderly passengers.

After being offered a seat, Mr McEntire can be seen grabbing a pole then using his upper body strength to hoist his legs in the air, his body parallel to the bench below him. A man in a green shirt looks up in amusement as he poses for the camera.

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Several people approached him as they exited the train to tell him how “impressive” the move was and to ask him how old he was, Mr Barker said.

He posted this on Twitter:

The response was overwhelming:

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The also made the headlines here, with Sunrise doing a brief segment about them:

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Following the praise for his grandfather, Mr Barker tweeted:

Mr McEntire has a great sense of humour too, according to this tweet later from Mr Barker:

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