Husband and wife team Chris and Gabrielle Adcock overcame England compatriots Chris Langridge and Heather Oliver to clinch the badminton mixed doubles gold on the final day of competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The Adcocks prevailed 21-9 21-12 in the all-English encounter at the Emirates Arena to clinch their nations' first badminton gold at the Games while Langridge and Oliver were forced to settle for silver.
Scotland duo Imogan Bankier and Robert Blair had already won bronze on Saturday after overcoming Malsysia's Lai Pei Jing and Peng Soon Chan.
"Obviously we're over the moon with this gold," Gabrielle said. "There was a lot of pressure coming into this tournament being the No.1 seeds but we've played so well this week. We've kept our calm and we're just exhausted. We couldn't be happier"
"I think we were very, very disciplined to what we needed to do and kept calm," added Chris. "We said to each other before the match that we really wanted to enjoy it. Again it was pretty much a perfect game."
Heading into the last day of the competition in Glasgow England were guaranteed to add at least one gold to their highest medal tally in Commonwealth history in the form of the mixed doubles, in a final which could inspire a poignant victory.
Less than two years after renewing their partnership, the Adcock husband and wife pair – who had yet to drop a game on their route to the final – were hoping to add their first major title against the duo of Langridge and Oliver.
The world-ranked No.5 pair were not affected by their billing as favourites for gold and strolled to the first game in less than 15 minutes, as the errors flowed from the racquets of Langridge and Oliver.
The change of ends did nothing to alter the momentum of the match, with Chris' prowess from the back of the court combined with Gabrielle's touch at the net proving too much for their opponents.
And within 40 minutes, the Adcock pair had clinched gold for the loss of just 21 points to cue scenes of wild celebration.