12 years on from competing at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games as a 13-year-old, Melissa Wu finally has an international individual gold medal to her name after clinching the win in the 10m Platform.
Wu took silver in the synchro and finished fifth in the individual in Melbourne before taking silver in Delhi but finishing 11th in Glasgow.
She had been leading the competition until reigning Olympic bronze medalist, Meaghan Benfeito pulled off the highest scoring dive of the night to jump into the gold medal position.
It wasn't going to be easy for Wu who needed to score higher than a 76.15 in her final dive.
With the Australia crowd backing her, Wu pulled off her Back 2½ Somersaults 1½ Twists scoring a 76.80.
Wu said winning the gold meant so much to her.
"It means so much to me especially being at the Commonwealth Games because that's where it all started for me," she said.
"That was the start of my career and now to be at a second home Games towards the end of my career, to be able to do that, I'm just so happy and so proud," Wu added.
It had been a tough year for Wu in the lead up to the Games as she has battled a number of injuries and missed the trials because of a neck and knee injury.
Despite all the injuries, Wu is aiming for Tokyo in 2020 after her gold medal win.
“I’ve had a pretty tough year with injuries, so to be able to have a good result means so much to me and it gives me motivation and inspiration to keep pushing through and try and manage my injuries well and just try to enjoy my career and enjoy the opportunity to dive,” she said.