However, you want to describe it, Aussie Kelsey-Lee Barber simply has that champion quality that all the great legends are made of.
Fresh from her record-breaking world championships victory last month, Barber pulled off a famous win in the javelin at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday night (AEST), taking the lead with her final throw.
Barber was pushed to her limits by Aussie Mackenzie Little, who had led all the way until the second-final throw of the event.
Barber won the gold by just 16cm with a monster final throw of 64.43m.
Little threw two personal bests in the competition and it still wasn’t enough as Barber produced a monster effort right at the death.
It was a super-human comeback after she tested positive to Covid last week and was isolated from the rest of the Aussie team.
Athletics commentator David Culbert said in commentary on Channel 7: “That is extraordinary, take a bow. That’s unbelievable.”
Barber, who won bronze at the Glasgow Games in 2014 and silver at the Gold Coast Games in 2018, was also stunned when interviewed after the final throws.
“I am in shock still. I went over to the fence and I said… my brain is a bit fuzzy,” she said.
“I don’t know what just happened. But you are right it is a beautiful story to share over my Commonwealth Games journey and I am happy to come away with a gold.”
Barber had thrown 66.91 in the final at the world championships in Oregon.