FIJI Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) in congratulating Iliesa Delana said the feat achieved by the 27-year-old would inspire many in the country.
Delana won Pacific's first gold medal at the Paralympic Games after claiming the men's high jump F42 classification in London yesterday.
The amputee cleared the bar at 1.74 metres in his first attempt, setting a new Fiji and regional record.
In a statement, FASANOC president Vidhya Lakhan said they were elated with the achievement of Fiji's lone paralympian at the Games.
He said Delana's success at his first ever Paralympic Games spoke volumes of the talents in the country.
"Iliesa's success today (yesterday) reinforces the fact and reminds us that Fiji has athletes with talent and potential to excel at the highest level in the international arena," Lakhan said.
"All they need is support from the nation to enable these athletes to reach their potential."
Lakhan said Delana was fortunate to have a training attachment in Australia prior to the Games.
"We were fortunate that prior to going to London, Iliesa was able to spend approximately two months in training and competing in Australia," he said.
"I am sure this attachment helped Iliesa in his preparations for London."
Lakhan hopes this historic win will inspire and motivate Fiji's youths, both abled and those with disabilities, to take up sports seriously.