Ireland's boxing sensation Katie Taylor has won her country's first gold medal of London 2012.
The 26-year-old lightweight, after winning four world and five European titles, beat the Russian Sofya Ochigava 10-8.
Taylor, who was Ireland's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony, was behind after two rounds but dominated the rest of the fight to take the Olympic title.
Taylor was up against a familiar foe, having beaten Ochigava to the world title in China in May.
Her pedigree told in a decisive third round as she went on to record a victory which underlines her status as one of Ireland's greatest ever athletes.
Irish President Michael D Higgins sled the tributes.
"Katie Taylor has lifted the spirit of the nation with her magnificent gold medal winning performance at the London Olympics," he said.
"I want to offer my sincere congratulations to Katie, who has represented this country with such courage, skill and pride over many years.
"She truly deserves this historic and hard earned victory; it is a just reward for her dedication and commitment over the years."