Joseph Choong has become the first British man to secure gold in the modern pentathlon at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The ex-Bath University student became champion after stunning performances in multiple activities including fencing, swimming and show jumping. He also went on to compete in a combination of running and shooting.
After being overtaken following a three-lap lead, he managed to maintain his stamina before a final push to cross the line first in a fantastic race.
Read more:Bristol hockey star Lily Owsley claims brilliant bronze in Olympic thriller
But it was a tense race, as Choong looked to have let gold slip when Ahmed Elgendy, the Egyptian who started a full 50 seconds back, remarkably took the lead at the start of the final lap.
Silver went to Elgendy with Jun Woong-tae, of South Korea, taking bronze, while Choong’s team-mate James Cooke came ninth.
Choong’s win ended a 109-year wait for a British male modern pentathlon athlete to stand solo on the Olympic podium.
The victory comes after experienced a disappointing defeat at Rio 2016. He had been sitting second ahead of the final laser run but a poor shooting performance dropped him all the way to 10th.
Want our best stories with fewer ads and alerts when the biggest news stories drop? Download our app oniPhoneorAndroid