Katie Taylor's father and trainer Peter has insisted he stayed calm through his daughter's heart-stopping Olympic final win as he knew it was her destiny to win gold.
But he said winning the lightweight boxing crown in front of thousands of Irish fans was beyond his wildest dreams.
"It's just unbelievable," said Mr Taylor after the dramatic victory in London's ExCeL arena.
"What can you say, with all this support from everybody? I dreamed about it but you don't think it would be winning an Olympic gold medal in front of all that Irish support.
"It's unbelievable. What can you say about them? You can't say enough about them and can't actually put into words about the fans."
Mr Taylor said he was confident his daughter would prevail, even when she went behind on points.
"The most relaxed we were in the whole competition was the final," he said. "I just knew it was Katie's destiny to be an Olympic champion.
"When we went a point down, I just knew Katie was going to come through. I knew it was her destiny to be Olympic champion."
He said he was so proud of the 26-year-old champion, whom he has trained throughout her career.
"I was proud of her well before this, but what can you say now? She was unbelievable."