British Olympic gymnasts Max Whitlock and Nile Wilson agonisingly missed out on a medal win just on Tuesday in the men's team final, but if they were in the least bit deflated you wouldn't have known.
Whitlock, 23, who is often said to be the best male gymnast the UK has ever produced, and 20-year-old Nile Wilson were up against the world's greatest in the men's gymnastics all-round final.
In case you missed it (or tuned out for a little bit, as everyone does), all 24 potentials had to impress on the vault, floor, pommel horse, rings, parallel bars and high bar. The man to beat? None other than Japan's Kohei Uchimura, who bagged five medals at London 2012 and is reigning world champion. Hot on his heels score-wise were Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine, David Belyavskiy of Russia and the USA's offerings, Sam Mikulak and Chris Brooks.
Despite the tough competition, Whitlock ranked first after the first rotation.
It might be the only time that he's first but that was an awesome routine on the pommel by Max Whitlock! #gymnastics
-- Joy Kluver (@JoyKluver) August 10, 2016
However, he was edged out of first by ever-impressive Uchimura, despite putting on a flawless show on the rings. He, Wilson and all the other competitors still had a long way to go.
By the halfway point, Verniaiev had crept into first place, while GB maintained a solid second place. The extremely close nature of the competition started getting to some viewers.
The gymnastics makes me a nervous wreck.
-- Utterly Deplaurable. (@LauraEms_) August 10, 2016
The gymnastics is so tense, I feel nervous for the poor lads.
-- Al (@TheG1rlWhoL1ved) August 10, 2016
watching swimming and gymnastics made me so anxious that i peeled off my nail polish so now i feel the need to repaint them
-- Rocen (@ellorocen) August 10, 2016
It all came down to the wire as the judges deliberated.
Naturally everyone was overjoyed for Whitlock who won came third. Overjoyed and very much in love.
-- Matt Jancey (@mattjancey) August 10, 2016
#BRONZE for Max Whitlock ends 108 years without a British medal in men's all-around at the Olympics
-- Ollie Williams (@OllieW) August 10, 2016
-- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 10, 2016
max whitlock is stunning, i really need to stop watching the olympics bc i keep falling in love
-- bella (@fgsbella) August 10, 2016
But let's not forget about Wilson - he might not have brought a medal home but he's won a LOT of new fans.
Nile Wilson I'm yours
-- VIANELLA (@Vianevallejos) August 10, 2016
I am completely and inappropriately in love with Nile Wilson. What a great top-level performer. Plus he's from Leeds which makes it better.
-- Lisa Thiel (@LisaThiel1980) August 10, 2016
Nile Wilson please marry me
-- red (@lexgrrd) August 10, 2016
Swoon. Who knew gymnastics could be so sexy?