Tom Daley ended his long wait for an Olympic gold medal with a sublime display alongside Matty Lee in a nerve-filled men's synchronised 10m platform event at Tokyo 2020.
In a nail-biting finale, the British pair watched on as Cao Yuan and Chen Aisen conducted their final dive and broke into wild celebrations when it became clear they had ended China's golden grip on the event, dating back to 2000.
For Daley - now 27 - it marks a first gold medal at his fourth Olympic Games and he wept with joy on the podium, while Lee - four years his junior - can contemplate gold at the first time of asking.
"I still can't honestly believe what is happening," Daley told BBC Sport. "That moment, being about to be announced as Olympic champions, I was gone. I was blubbering."
The pair dived impeccably throughout, moving top of the leaderboard after four dives, before going on to expertly handle nerves and pressure in their final two routines.
The British duo's total score of 471.81 left China's Cao and Chen with too much to do and when their tally of 470.58 appeared on the giant screen, Daley, Lee, their coaches and a score of team-mates could not hide their emotions.
Former Olympic silver medallist Leon Taylor told BBC viewers he was fighting back tears watching "pictures that speak a thousand words". Presenter Sam Quek spoke of feeling "goose bumps" as she watched Daley cry while the national anthem played.
Lee - who moved to London to train with Daley in 2018 - deserves immense praise for his handling of the pressure-filled situation but a huge focus will now turn to his partner, who has become a household name across Britain ever since his debut at the 2008 Games, aged 14.
His journey has been one filled with emotion, with an outpouring of sympathy on show following the death of his father in 2011.
Daley would explain he hoped to one day be "half the dad my dad was to me" and his Olympic gold arrived in his first Games since become a father to son Robbie - who is named after his dad - in 2018.