Norwegian duo Anders Mol and Christian Sørum won the country’s first medal in men’s beach volleyball on Saturday, defeating the Russian Olympic Committee’s Viacheslav Krasilnikov and Oleg Stoyanovskiy 21-17, 21-18 to win gold.
The win gives Norway its third gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics and its sixth medal overall.
“It feels unreal, we have been working so hard for so long and this has been our dream for so many years,” said Mol.
“To be the youngest Olympic champions (in beach volleyball), this is really a dream come true. I don’t think we’ve realised what we have done, right now it’s surreal.”
Sørum is 25, while Mol turned 24 in July.
“Three years ago, I took a screenshot of the Olympic Gold medal from Rio and I have put it on my phone and watched that medal every day since,” aded Sørum.
“To stand here with a gold medal, to get it with Anders and the team, it’s just amazing.”
The No. 1 ranked men’s team in the world, Mol and Sørum spoke to CNN ahead of the Olympics about their rise through the ranks. You can read more from them here.
Qatar’s Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan took home bronze, winning the country’s first Olympic medal in the event.