Tom Dean won 200m freestyle Olympic gold and Duncan Scott followed him onto the podium for silver as Team GB secured a swimming one-two for the first time in 113 years.
Almost exactly 24 hours after Adam Peaty’s 100m breaststroke masterclass, Team GB delivered the most remarkable encore.
Dean beat his fellow Brit on the touch to become a surprise but far from undeserving Olympic champion, while Scott was left with the familiar feeling of taking home silver.
Not since 1912 had more than one British swimmer departed an Olympic Games laden with gold and not since 1908 had Team GB secured a swimming one-two but both droughts were broken in spectacular style as the duo surged from behind with 50 metres to go.
It was 21-year-old Dean – whose 200m freestyle bronze at the European Championships in May was his only prior individual long-course major medal – who narrowly pipped his compatriot, by just 0.04 seconds to be precise, at the wall.
For Scott, his Olympic medal haul now consists of three silvers, adding this latest individual honour to his two second-place relay finishes at Rio 2016.
That was no more than the Scot deserved and his bid for gold isn’t done just yet, set to team up with Dean, among others, in the 4x200m freestyle relay.
There’s more history to be made and the gold rush in the pool may not be done just yet.