ParalympicsGB's Josie Pearson believes that her gold-medal win in the women's F51/52/53 discus final will take a while to "sink in".
The British athlete, who used to compete in wheelchair rugby, won the coveted honour after throwing a world-record distance of 6.58m at the Olympic Stadium this afternoon.
"It's disbelief. I don't think it will sink in for quite a long time," The Telegraph quotes Pearson as saying. "I'm Paralympic champion. It's the culmination of so many years of hard work, it's amazing.
"I knew in training that I was consistently throwing over the world record. To get that first throw and to break the world record was just such a relief. And my next two throws were even better. I think I thrive off pressure."
Pearson suffered a spinal cord injury during an accident when she was 17 years old, which took the life of her then boyfriend.