But at the age of 23, Gordon expected many more glittering prizes in his career as it prepared to take off. However, that never materialised due to a series of injury problems which kept him out of the game for two years and paced his career in jeopardy.
He said: “I probably thought that another medal would come around soon. I didn’t realise at the time and take it all in as well as I should have done and enjoy the moment.
“I did think it would come again and I’ve come so close to nothing like this ever happening again.
“I’ll be fully focused on the game, but I want to enjoy it. Hopefully, I’ll have a day that I can remember.
“I’ve never really come close since then. It is an indication of what can happen in a career, you never know when the end might come so you’ve got to enjoy these moments and win these games to give yourself the memories to hold onto even when you finish playing.”
“We’ll see what happens on the day and we’re looking forward to it. I’m ready for it, I’d love to add that medal.”