Shara Proctor broke a 29-year-old British record in the long jump to seal her place in the Olympics in brilliant fashion on Sunday, while one of her rivals agonisingly missed out by a single centimetre.
Proctor jumped 6.95 metres in the third round of the Aviva Trials at the Alexander Stadium, surpassing the previous mark of 6.90m set by Bev Kinch back in 1983 - five years before Proctor was born.
Only five women have jumped further than Proctor in 2012 and the 23-year-old is certainly aiming high when it comes to the Olympics.
"Of course I'm thinking gold, why am I here?" said Proctor, who hails from the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla, but was cleared to compete for Britain in November 2010 as Anguilla is not recognised by the International Olympic Committee.
"I don't settle, I refuse to settle. I would say it will take 7m to win gold, I know I can (produce that). It all comes down to the day, anything can happen.
"It's a dream come true. I'm on top of the world right now. It couldn't be a better feeling right now - British record, Olympic place. What else can you ask for?
"I'm just happy to qualify for the Olympics really. I love Anguilla. I love Great Britain. It doesn't matter what vest I'm wearing. Just to be able to be at the Olympics is a great feeling."
Proctor had already secured the Olympic 'A' qualifying standard and therefore needed to finish in the top two here to secure her place, doing so with victory ahead of the incredibly unlucky Lorraine Ugen.
Ugen smashed her personal best by 20cm with a leap of 6.74m in the second round, but that was just one centimetre short of the 'A' standard.
The 20-year-old will now have seven days to achieve the qualifying mark, most probably at a low-key UK Women's League meeting in Eton or Barnet.
Ugen, who is currently studying at Texas Christian University - whose team are nicknamed the Horned Frogs - said: "I've definitely got mixed feelings. I've had a couple of windy jumps that have been out of the stadium and now to come here and be one centimetre off is very disappointing.
"Four years ago I never thought I would come this close, but at the beginning of this year I knew I had the opportunity to get to the Olympics. I know I'm only 20 years old and there are a lot of other opportunities to make the Olympics, but I really wanted a home Olympics to be my first one."
Elsewhere, there was also an outdoor British record for Holly Bleasdale, who arrived in Birmingham without a current 'A' standard but improved her previous mark by one centimetre with a clearance of 4.71m in the pole vault.
Two famous names from Britain's athletics past also had reason to celebrate, with Eilish McColgan and Laura Weightman sealing their places on the team.
McColgan, daughter of Olympic 10,000m silver medallist Liz McColgan, won the 3,000m steeplechase, while Weightman - who is coached by former world champion Steve Cram - stormed to victory in the 1,500m.
McColgan almost withdrew from the race after being ill all week, while she missed last year's world championships with a broken foot. The 21-year-old said: "At Christmas I was on crutches and could not even walk. If you had said then I was going to the Olympics I would have laughed."
The majority of events went with the form book, but world bronze medallist Andy Turner must rely on a discretionary place after finishing third in a high-quality 110m hurdles.
Turner, who claimed a surprise bronze in Daegu last year, was beaten by Andrew Pozzi and Lawrence Clarke and said: "Obviously I didn't come here for third place, I hope that was enough to qualify for the team."
In contrast Pozzi, 20, added: "I'm on top of the world. My preparation in the last week or so has been quite disturbed and I was unsure whether I could come here and achieve what I wanted. To get that done, get that all out the way and come here and win, I'm absolutely chuffed.
"I'm looking forward to the Olympics like you wouldn't believe. It's been building for years and years with so much media coverage, you can't help but buy into the dream so I can't wait.''
British record holder Lawrence Okoye made up for his failure at last year's trials by winning the discus, while Robbie Grabarz - ranked second in the world in 2012 - was an easy winner of the high jump.
Martyn Rooney and Conrad Williams qualified for the 400m, with Beijing finalist Rooney pledging to take a more low-key approach into London.
"I love reading about myself but I can get carried away by it," Rooney admitted. "I don't want to build myself up just to fall. In the past I've craved the attention but that didn't work out for me.''
Elsewhere, Goldie Sayers sealed her place and a 10th AAA's javelin title, while Perri Shakes-Drayton and Eilidh Child were successful in the 400m hurdles and Nick McCormick joined world champion Mo Farah in the 5,000m.
World indoor bronze medallist Andrew Osagie was a confident winner of the 800m as Michael Rimmer failed to seal his place after fading to third in the final.
"I've only won two races this year believe it or not, one was yesterday and one was today," a delighted Osagie said.