"We did it" were the triumphant words of International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics - a Games which were hit hard by an unprecedented global health crisis - came to a close here tonight.

With Trinidad and Tobago set to challenge for precious metal in the Tokyo 2020 Men’s 4x400 metres final, yesterday, disaster struck. Third leg runner Dwight St Hillaire suffered a leg injury.

If you watched Elaine Thompson-Herah blaze through 200 metres in 21.53 seconds to win her second straight gold medal in that event, you saw a high-stakes race with top-level sprinting, a predictable ending and a surprise finish.

Multiple Olympic and World Championship gold medallist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, is urging Jamaicans to throw their support behind the country’s male athletes in Tokyo, Japan, who, for many, have not performed up to the same high standards compared to the previous three Olympic Games.

While Nicholas Paul, world record holder in cycling's Men's Flying 200m, must wait three more years to display his undoubted class on the world's biggest stage for sports, the Olympic Games, one of his former coaches says Paul may have already done so hence his bizarre experience on Olympic debut, finishing 6th in the men's individual sprint.