With the Olympic Park and Stadium at bursting point, I was there to savour an amazing
experience on the final night of the greatest Paralympic Games in history.
The crowd got what the crowd had always wanted as track icon Oscar Pistorius clocked 46.68 seconds and victoriously signed off an electric last night of track events at the Olympic Stadium.
The T44 400m final was described as a grudge match. Pistorius demolished Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira, the Brazilian whose blades he had questioned after the 200m final.
The darling of the Paralympics had surrendered two of his holding titles in "spectacular" style during the London games and vowed to restore normality.
Cometh the hour, cometh the man. The "Blade Runner," described by Sebastian Coe as the father of the Paralympic movement, and who has raised the profile of disabled athletes to unprecedented levels, stormed the field to produce one of the paramount moments of the summer of 2012.