Dominican Republic brought athletics action to a conclusion at Taipei 2017 by producing a stunning display to clinch the men’s 4x400 metres relay title, here tonight.
Their quartet were expected to be among the contenders, as they boasted 400m champion Luguelin Santos and his brother Juander, winner of the 400m hurdles.
Joined by Andito Charles and Luis Charles, the Dominican Republic team came away with a gold medal in a time of 3min 04.34sec.
The silver medal was earned by the United States in a time of 3:06.68, the Czech Republic managing third in 3:08.14.
There was disappointment for the hosts, as their team missed out on a medal by finishing fourth in 3:08.56.
Earlier in the evening, a superb performance from Poland’s women’s 4x400m relay team saw them obliterate the field as they won in 3:26.75.
They finished clear of second place Ukraine, who crossed the line in a time of 3:31.56, and bronze medallists Mexico in 3:33.98.
Japan surprised the US in the men’s 4x100m relay, as they held on to take gold in 38.65sec.
America took silver on 38.69, while hosts Chinese Taipei were roared to the bronze medal in 39.06.
Kazakhstan came from behind in the final leg of the women's 4x100m relay final to beat Switzerland to the gold medal in 43.68.
The Swiss squad won the silver medal in a time of 43.81, as Poland rounded off the medal places in 44.19.
Mexico’s Jesus Tonatiu Lopez Alvarez won the 800m.
He led approaching 200m to go and held on, despite the late challenge from Mohamed Belbachir to win in 1:46.06, the Algerian winning the silver medal in 1:46.73.
Aymeric Lusine of France completed the medal positions by taking bronze in 1:47.18.
There was similar story in the men’s 5,000m final as the women’s last night.
France’s Francois Barrer was the man to come through to take the win in 14:00.86.
He pushed Britain's Jonathan Davies down into second, who added the silver medal to his 1500m bronze, clocking 14:02.46.
The bronze medal was claimed by Austria’s Andreas Vojta in 14:02.65.
Serbia’s Amela Terzic battled to victory in the women’s 1500m final.
She went head-to-head with Uganda’s Docus Ajok in the closing metres of the race.
The Serbian ultimately claimed gold a time of 4:19.18, with Ajok ending just 0.30 seconds behind to take the silver, adding to her bronze in the 800m.
The Czech Republic’s Kristiina Maki won the bronze medal in 4:20.65.
There was a Ukrainian one-two in the women’s high jump competition with Oksana Okunieva taking the title by clearing a height of 1.97 metres.
She was followed by her team-mate Iryna Gerashchenko and Lithuania’s Airine Palsyte, who both cleared 1.91m.
Owing to a failure at an earlier height, Palsyte took the bronze.
Radek Juska secured the Czech Republic’s first gold medal of the Universiade, producing a third round jump of 8.02m to win the men’s long jump.
It saw him move ahead of Algeria’s Yasser Mohammed Triki, the silver medallist with a leap of 7.96m.
France's Raihau Maiau won the bronze medal with an effort of 7.91m.
America's Reginald Jagers III claimed men’s discus victory, with his fifth round throw of 61.24m pushing him into gold medal position.
Romania’s Alin Firfirica took the silver medal with 61.13m and Hungary’s Robert Szikszai earned the bronze in 60.91m.
Chinese Taipei were able to celebrate home success in the women’s doubles tennis tournament, which saw the oddity of both pairings being sisters.
Chan Yung-jan and Chan Hao-ching secured a 6-1, 7-5 win over Varatchaya Wongteanchai and Varunya Wongteanchai of Thailand to take the gold medal at the Taipei Tennis Centre.
Britain and Japan were bronze medallists.
Russia’s Richard Muzaev and Aslan Karatsev were crowned as men’s doubles winners.
The pair won defeated Britain’s Jack Findel-Hawkins and Luke Johnson on a third set shootout, emerging 6-1, 3-6, 10-7 winners.
The bronze medal went to Hong Kong and Japan.
China’s Kong Fanhui won the men’s taijiquan event, as two wushu gold medals were earned today.
The judges awarded him a score of 9.67 points, enough to see off the challenge of Zhuang Jia-Hong, who finished second with 9.52.
The podium was completed by Ryo Murakami, the Japanese athlete receiving a score of 9.48 points.
Double gold for China was secured when Wu Mengyao won the women’s event with a total of 9.62 points.
Wu finished just 0.02 points clear of Chinese Taipei’s Chen Yi-Ying, who took the silver.
Mok Uen Ying Juanita won the bronze medal, the Hong Kong athlete receiving a total of 9.51 points for her efforts.