The Pacific's new golden boy, Iliesa Delana, has declared himself the "happiest man on the planet".
The high jumper cleared the bar at 1.74 metres to take home the Pacific's first ever Paralympic gold medal.
Delana has told Radio Australia's Pacific Beat his gold medal came as a welcome surprise.
"It's an extremely proud moment for me, for my country and also people back home," he said.
"I was trying to keep a low profile because my aim was to reach a personal best, and also try to improve.
"But it's come as a shock...and I thank the Almighty for that."
A single-leg amputee, 27-year-old Delana lost his left leg in a 1987 bus accident.
He says he didn't originally intend to be a high-jumper.
"I liked more rugby and running, but I tried all the sports back in 2000 and I found myself very good in high-jump," he said.
Delana was named Fiji's Sportsman of the Year this year, and had jumped a previous personal best of 1.73m.
In London, he cleared the bar at 1.74 metres on his first attempt, setting a new Fiji and Oceania record.
Silver medallist Girisha Nagarajegowda Hosanagara from India also cleared 1.74m, but only on his second attempt.
Delana says competing in front of the Olympic Stadium crowd was a mental challenge.
"The pressure of the stadium, especially as it's my first Paralympic Games, with more than 80,000 in the crowd," he said.
"No one can stop the crowd - different athletes have different types of tactics," he said.
"I just focused on the bar, that's it, because that is my main competition and nobody else."
In a statement published in local media in Fiji, Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama congratulated Delana saying his win was "something that we should be proud of and something we should celebrate".
Delana also says he hopes his win will serve as inspiration for his fellow Pacific Islanders competing in London, as well as at the next Games in Rio.
"If I can do it, it will be in their mind that they can also do it," he said.