LONDON - Matthew Cowdrey momentarily allowed the magnitude of his achievement to hit him.
The uber-professional swimmer struggled just for a moment to form his words after being asked about becoming the nation's most successful Paralympian.
The South Australian secured his 10th gold medal by delivering a storming anchor leg to lead Australia to victory in the 4x100m freestyle relay.
"It has been an honour to be a part of the sport for past ten years and it is slowly starting to sink in what I have been able to do," he said.
"But I don't want to think about that at the moment. I still have a long way to in this meet."
That he does. He still has four events to go, including his two pet races.