Jessica Ennis-Hill fell agonisingly short in her bid to become the first British woman to retain an Olympic title in athletics as she settled for silver, finishing 35 points behind brilliant young Belgian Nafissatou Thiam.
The Sheffield athlete went into the final event, the 800m, needing to run 9.47 seconds quicker than Thiam to make up a deficit of 142 points. But her gutsy display wasn't quite enough...
Jess Ennis-Hill had me crying as she set off with so much guts in that 800m! Proud! An amazing woman and athlete! We should all be proud ??
-- Jenny Meadows (@JennyMeadows800) August 14, 2016
-- Kates (@etakstatham) August 14, 2016
We were already feeling quite emotional ... and then she went and hinted that she might retire after Rio.
Asked if this would be her last, she said: "Possibly" and said she would go away to spend time with her family before making a decision.
Speaking to the BBC she said: "I am really emotional. I have got to go away now to make a big decision as to what I do. I don't want to cry on TV but these years have been amazing so just really proud."
And then everyone really was feeling teary. In fact, Twitter couldn't quite cope with their emotions.
She nearly went then....did well to stop those tears that were about to flow....@J_Ennis nope...she's gone! Maybe it's the last one...
-- Katharine Merry (@KatharineMerry) August 14, 2016
-- Em J Bjørnaali ? (@Emmybm15) August 14, 2016
Everytime they mention Ennis and this possibility being her last heptathlon I just get emotional ??
-- Bethany (@BethanyTestr0) August 14, 2016
But, whatever happens in the future, Ennis-Hill is just so inspiring.
If that is the last time we see Jess Ennis-Hill compete, thank you for all you've given over the years. Gonna miss you.
-- Luke Gunn (@gunnyluke) August 14, 2016
-- Carol Jarvis (@jarvbone) August 14, 2016
What a roller coaster two days that was. Not what she would have wanted but still amazing from @J_Ennis. She is an inspiration to so many!
-- Adam Gemili (@Adam_Gemili) August 14, 2016
Couldn't have put it better ourselves...Queen of Heptathlon indeed.