Eric Murray and Hamish Bond delivered arguably the most dominant victory of any sport, of any recent Olympics.
The power and acceleration they displayed was reminiscent of watching Sir Peter Snell at his world-record setting best. They simply destroyed their opponents and look, for all money, like they are capable of continuing that unbeaten run all the way to Rio.
As for Murray, the handlebar 'tache and sideburns confirm the bloke as one of the coolest athletes we've ever exported...
I WAS WRONG. And delighted to be proved such.
Yes, I did doubt. I wondered as to whether he might fall into the same category as our '82/'83 world champion 8's crew who, cruelly, couldn't convert their dominance into Olympic gold in '84.
With his five world championships alongside ultimate Games glory, Mahe now surpasses Rob Waddell as our greatest ever single sculler.
It's just weird. It looks weird, it IS weird.
No one walks like that, no one should ever walk like that.
Imagine the strife you would've got into at school strutting up to the main gate wriggling and wobbling like you've just picked up a very uncomfortable rash.
And surely there's nothing about that action that is good for your long-term physical health - unless you think a double hip replacement is somehow fun.
Doesn't she look beautiful? All tarted up for the world's cameras, ye olde town's scrubbed up her best mutton roast into a lovely leg of lamb.
Who hasn't panged for a swift 'alf down the rub, then a ruby before we catch the tube home?
London looks just like the fascinating, vibrant, historic, exciting, all-encompassing super-city she is...
Oh dear, how sad, never mind.
No need to worry though, at least you guys still have the Ashes. Oh, that's right.
Ok then, you're still world champions at rugby league aren't ya's?
Bugger, this is getting awkward isn't it?
Apparently they're re-naming that famous tourist mecca the "Bronze Coast"...
Before being totally suffocated by the glories of sport via vicarious achievements of our fellow citizens, yesterday delivered us back to earth with the worst possible thump.
Here in sports-media land we often describe performances by our athletes as "heroic", when in fact the true heroes are those men and women who selflessly give their lives so the rest of us can live ours in peace and safety.
The deaths of two of our soldiers in Afghanistan is an absolute tragedy.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all friends and family of these brave souls, may they please rest in peace...