British gymnastics fans knew Max Whitlock was in with a very good chance of winning the country's first ever Olympic medal in the sport when they tuned in to watch this evening.
What they weren't expecting was that the 23-year-old - world champion on the pommel horse - would bag the bling on the floor.
Max Whitlock. Proper bloody hell.
-- Adam Parsons (@AdamParsons1) August 14, 2016
It's the unexpected golds that are always the best. That's one of my highlights of the Games. Marvelous Max Whitlock.
-- Simon Thomas (@simonrug) August 14, 2016
Oh my god. Max Whitlock. Wow.
-- Elizabeth Ammon (@legsidelizzy) August 14, 2016
And the funny thing was, he didn't even look that bothered.
Gold medallist Max Whitlock cool as you like as the Brazilians in silver and bronze go completely bezerk.
-- Owen Gibson (@owen_g) August 14, 2016
Perhaps that's because he had another final to worry about - the pommel horse - starting about an hour later.
Max Whitlock has got to go again in less than an hour - this time in the event he's actually the world champion at. Do not dare leave this.
-- Ollie Williams (@OllieW) August 14, 2016
Happily scrubbing out top line in my notes for Pommel Final. Whitlock is GB's 1st Olympic gymnastics Champ on FLOOR! pic.twitter.com/Ovb4TB2FI5
-- AlisonMitchell (@AlisonMitchell) August 14, 2016
Or maybe it just took a few minutes to sink in - because a wily cameraman did manage to pick up on the odd tear.
Meanwhile, the watching fans were somewhere on a spectrum of surprised, excited and baffled.
-- colin murray (@ColinMurray) August 14, 2016
-- Ashley Gorman (@AshG_SeedSoil) August 14, 2016
what brilliant scenes......Max Whitlock OLYMPIC FLOOR CHAMPION.... #rio
-- Katharine Merry (@KatharineMerry) August 14, 2016
Max Whitlock GOLD! ?
(Not quite sure what I was watching but it looked insanely impressive)
-- BASTILLE (@bastilledan) August 14, 2016
I cannot believe Max Whitlock just won the first ever Olympic gold for GB in gymnastics and could win another in the same night ?? #GBR
-- katie (@Kaaaaatie_x) August 14, 2016
And if you're wondering what exactly he did to claim that gold, take a look at these...
Now all he has to do is settle himself down and try to beat his British team-mate Louis Smith in the pommel horse final...