Great Britain's Liam Heath has revealed that he went into "automatic pilot" mode during his gold medal-winning performance in the men's kayak single 200m sprint at the Rio Olympics.
Heath, who had already collected a silver medal in the K2 200m with teammate Jon Schofield, beat off competition from France's Maxime Beaumont in order to claim his country's 25th gold with a time of 35.197 seconds.
"It has been in my mind every single day for the last four years, but I felt that I went into automatic pilot," said Heath, according to BBC Sport.
"It is worth every ounce. I want to thank everyone here and at home. Jon has been out every day doing drills with me and checking my boat over even though he finished."