British teenager Jonnie Peacock sealed his status as the fastest amputee in the world by upstaging Oscar Pistorius in the biggest race of the Paralympics tonight.
He took to Twitter on his way back to the athletes' village to express his gratitude to the crowd:
Just on the way back to the village now and i want to say thank you soooo much to everyone who has helped to get me to where i am today!!!
I also want to say thankyou to the crowd who were absoloutly amazing!! You guys have made the games!! #proudtobebritish
Wonder if what happened tonight will ever sink in....
Great Britain's Jonnie Peacock won gold in the men's 100 metre T44 final, winning the race in a record 10.90 seconds.
Jonnie Peacock lost his leg to meningitis when he was five, now at 19 he is hoping to beat his 'hero' in the 100m final at the Paralympics.
Jonnie Peacock, the 19-year-old amputee sprinter will bid for victory ahead of defending champion Oscar Pistorius, the Blade Runner.