The greatest became even greater.
Usain Bolt secured an incredible eighth gold medal of his extraordinary career with a stroll to a third-straight 200m title overnight.
Conditions made the world record he so craved was out of reach but he was still delighted as his dreams of an unprecedented triple triple live on.
Canada’s Andre de Grasse took silver in 20.02secs, while France’s Christophe Lemaitre edged out Great Britain’s Adam Gemili for bronze in agonising fashion, with both men given the same time of 20.12s.
It was quite the night in the Olympic Stadium and elsewhere.