The world had wondered: openly, loudly, some may even say rudely, if Usain Bolt was ready.
OK, so looking at the medal table might be good for GB morale, but try paying your mortgage in good morale!
Luke Campbell ensured Great Britain a first boxing medal of these Games and could start a week-long deluge.
Most athletes would not have a smile on their face after finishing last in an Olympic semi-final, but then Oscar Pistorius is no ordinary athlete.
Iran has won its first gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games after wrestler Hamid Sourian defeated Azerbaijan's Rovshan Bayramov in the final of the 55kg Greco-Roman wrestling this evening.
After the parties and press conferences are over, Michael Phelps will sit down at a desk and, just as he has done every day this year, write in his journal.
In the end this was a thrillingly delayed moment of ecstasy for an Olympic Stadium crowd who had already been thoroughly spoilt on this grand, bravura weekend of unexpected athletic triumph.
The United States women’s gymnastics team stood in a cluster and looked up at the scoreboard overhead. When the numbers flashed on the screen, the title that had all but been conceded to them before the competition even started was official. They were champions again.
Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui hoped she’d wow the world with her backstroke. Instead she is breaking the Chinese internet with her hilarious post-swim interviews.
She thrashed her legs during those last few strokes of Tuesday night’s 200m freestyle final and Katie Ledecky’s body ached like it never had before in these Olympics. Her rival Sarah Sjöström was somewhere, either ahead or behind. She had no idea. So she kept pushing her arms her feet, her stomach until near the end she burped. And as she did she thought she would vomit in the water for all the world to see on live television.