Visually-impaired skier Jade Etherington won silver in the women's downhill to get Great Britain off to a flying start at the Winter Paralympics in Sochi.
Etherington and her guide Caroline Powell swept home in one minute, 34.28 seconds to claim Britain's first Paralympic medal on the slopes in 20 years.
It also meant Team GB exceeded their medal haul from Vancouver four years ago less than an hour into day one of competition.
Team-mate Kelly Gallagher, with guide Charlotte Evans, finished sixth.
Etherington crashed heavily just past the finishing line, casting some doubt on the result, but she revealed afterwards she was never worried about losing her medal.
"We had a good run despite my crash at the end. I think I was just so happy to go through the line that I couldn't stop in time," she said.
"I was aiming for the finish line, saying 'go, go, go' and listening to Caroline. I hope I have done GB proud.
"I actually was really happy there was no training run, because personally I feel if you're going to be scared for your life you might as well get a result at the end of it."
Etherington now hopes for more success in the other Alpine skiing events still to come in Russia, and she definitely has one more thing to celebrate.
She added: "Tomorrow is my day off and my birthday. We will come and watch and then we are racing on Monday and Tuesday."
Powell communicates with her partner by radio and she explained how tough it is to be a guide skiing some way ahead of Etherington.
The 19-year-old said: "It's basically a friendship so you have to build a friendship and that can take years.
"In our case we had to build it within a short space of time, but we were really honest with each other from the beginning.
"She taught me so much about guiding, I just went with what she said and it's worked. It's come together now and we're so happy."