Danuta Kozák of Hungary became the first female canoe sprint athlete to claim three Olympic gold medals at a single Games as German duo Sebastian Brendel and Max Rendschmidt each clinched their second Rio 2016 titles to end an emotional week on a high following the death of their coach.
The Hungarian was a member of the crew which won the women's K4 500 metres event, along with Gabriella Szabo, Tamara Cispes and Krisztina Fazekas-Zur, in a time of 1min 31.482sec to ensure they defended the crown they secured at London 2012.
The podium was exactly the same as four years ago, with Germany taking home the silver and Belarus rounding off the podium in third.
Hungary's hard-fought success handed Kozák her third gold medal of the Olympics after she also topped the podium in the K2 and K1 500m events.
"I'm very happy - I think I need some time until I believe it," the 29-year-old Hungarian said.
Brendel was also able to guarantee he left the Brazilian city with two gold medals to his name as he partnered Jan Vandrey to victory in the men's C2 1,000m by clocking 3:43.912.
The triumph for the 28-year-old, winner of his second consecutive Olympic C1 1,000m crown earlier in the week, capped off a difficult Games for the German team after canoe sprint coach Stefan Henze died on Monday (August 15) from injuries he suffered in a car crash in Rio de Janeiro the previous Friday (August 12).
"I don't realise it at this point and I'm just happy that the competition is over for me and I'm standing here with two gold medals," Brendel said.
One of the silver medallists in the race, Brazil's Isaquias Queiroz dos Santos, continued his record-breaking performance at the Games as the first-ever canoeist from the country to win an Olympic medal added a third to his collection with partner Erlon de Souza Silva.
The world champions were not able to deliver the gold medal but it still marked a superb outing for the pair, particularly for Dos Santos, who is nicknamed "Sem Rim" - "Missing Kidney" - after one of his kidneys was removed as a child following an injury.
Bronze in the C2 1,000m went the way of Ukraine's Dmytro Ianchuk and Taras Mishchuk.
Rendschmidt then followed in the footsteps of team-mate Brendel, helping the makeshift men's K4 crew claim the gold medal over 1,000m to pick up his second crown of the event after he also topped the podium in the K2 competition.
The German quartet, cobbled together before the Olympics and which did not undergo a full qualification period, also featured Tom Liebscher, Max Hoff and Marcus Gross.
They completed the race in 3:02.143, finishing ahead of Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
In the other final to take place on the last day of canoe sprint action at Rio 2016, Britain's Liam Heath extended his country's impressive medal haul at these Olympics by winning the men's K1 200m in 35.197sec.
Frenchman Maxime Beaumont did enough for silver, while Spaniard Saul Craviotto and Germany's Robert Rauhe couldn't be separated in third as both won a bronze medal.