How cool, calm and composed is New Zealand's Olympic trampolining bronze medallist Dylan Schmidt? Try a resting heart rate of under 40 beats per minute as he went to sleep before the biggest day of his career.
With his mask on, and bronze medal around his neck, the 24-year-old explained how he made history as New Zealand's first medallist in any gymnastics discipline, at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on Saturday night.
Belarus' Ivan Litvinovich won gold, pipping four-time Olympic medallist Dong Dong of China, with Schmidt holding off Rio 2016 champion Uladzislau Hancharou (Belarus) for the podium by a tiny 0.11 points.
Having finished seventh in Rio as the country's first Olympic trampolinist, Schmidt set his sights on the medals in Tokyo and, on competition eve on Friday, was confident he could do it.
"Honestly, last night I had a great sleep. I wear my watch to sleep and my resting heart rate was 39. It's never been that low before in my life. I was calm, I was so ready," he told Sky TV, after compatriot and 2012 BMX silver medallist Sarah Walker presented his medal on a tray.
"I did feel like something was going to happen differently today. I knew I was in a good place, my body was feeling great, my attitude, my mind, everything was on point. I'm just stoked that it happened and it played out how I dreamed it."
And Schmidt carried it through to the big day as some of his rivals stumbled.
He was third in both his preliminary routines to put himself in medal contention, and in the final produced a score of 60.675 with a cool, error-free performance.
He described his prelims as "solid", to help him progress, then of his final: "I went up there and I nailed the start, one skill maybe was a little bit rough, but I fought hard and I brought it back and there was only 0.1 between third and fourth, so that fight pretty much got me on the podium."
Dong looked set for gold after producing an outstanding 61.235 before he was pipped by top qualifier Litvinovich for a second successive Olympic silver.
Schmidt's path to the medals was eased by China's Gao Lei – bronze medallist in Rio – who bowed out with an error in the preliminaries while Australian Dominic Clarke also fell by the wayside in the final in the routine before Schmidt.
Schmidt had his long-time coach Angie Dougal alongside in Tokyo as they anxiously awaited his scores. Back in Auckland, parents Jen and Andy and his partner, Mel, watched at NZ Olympic Committee's supporter headquarters.
"Oh my God, it’s absolutely amazing. I just can’t believe it," Schmidt's mother told Sky TV.
Born and raised in Te Anau in the deep south, before the family shifted north to Waihi, Schmidt was schooled in Auckland and coached by Dougal at Extreme Trampoline.
He attended his first big event at the 2009 world age-group championships in Russia, and set his goal of being an Olympic medallist. In 2014 Schmidt showed his world class in winning gold at the Youth Olympic Games in China, having followed his older siblings Callum and Rachel into gymnastics.
After his promising showing in Rio, Schmidt always believed he could finish top-three.
He said in the leadup to these Games: "I’ve put in a lot of hard work in the last five years, and these last six months have been just kind of building on that. So yeah, I’m pretty confident and now we’ll see what we can do, but we’re definitely not going over there just to compete this time.
"We’re definitely going over there to get on that podium and to get as high as we can on it."
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