English Gardner didn’t even need her own shoes to help the U.S. women’s 4x100m relay team win gold.

Gardner revealed to NBC New York what went down before Saturday’s final — what could have been a panicked moment turned out to be an easy fix:

Gardner, who ran the third leg of the race, told “Today’s” Sheinelle Jones that when she looked in her bag just before the final race, she saw only one spike. With just 10 minutes before the race start time, Gardner calmly told a coach she was missing a shoe.

“I’m normally not a person to forget my shoes. That’s kind of like, you know, a soldier showing up to a war without his guns,” Gardner said.

“Once again, Allyson [Felix], like the vet she is, pulled out an extra pair of shoes,” she said. “Definitely was a half size too big but there’s nothing that double socks couldn’t fix.”

This isn’t the first borrowed piece of equipment that’s helped Americans win medals in Rio — earlier this week, steeplechaser Emma Coburn got a hair tie from teammate Evan Jager, who then used it, too. They won a bronze and silver, respectively.

I guess good karma wins a medal, too.

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For The Win
English Gardner won 4x100m relay gold while wearing a pair of Allyson Felix's shoes
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