The 2020 Tokyo Games came to a close last evening, ending 16 days of high drama on and off the playing field.
The Games were held without any paying spectators to guard against COVID-19 infection, with coaches, team members and officials cheering on athletes in near-empty venues.
Disruptions to training caused by the pandemic did not dampen the intensity of competition with 17 world records smashed across sports.
Six world-record times came in the pool, five new world bests were recorded in rowing, three each in athletics and weightlifting while Shooting and Olympic debutant climbing saw one record apiece fall.
The United States pipped China on the final day to top the Medals Table.
The US finished with 113 medals, including 39 gold, 41 silver and 33 bronze medals.
The US won seven athletics golds, more than any other nation but almost half the 13 they picked up five years ago in Rio.
China finished with 88 medals including 38 gold, 32 silver and 18 bronze.
Hosts Japan claimed 58 medals to finish third.
The Japanese finished with 27 gold, 14 silver and 17 bronze medals.
93 nations in total won at least one medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.