Glasgow 2019 is set for a golden conclusion on Sunday, with no fewer than 16 gold medals up for grabs across the final two sessions.
Home favourites Laura Muir and Morgan Lake are both likely to be in medal contention, while decorated Scot Eilidh Doyle will hope to ensure a rousing finale in the women’s 4x400m relay.
And with 60m hurdles and 800m titles also up for grabs, those fortunate enough to have tickets at the Emirates Arena are almost certain to be treated to plenty of high-quality track and field action.
Here’s all you need to know about the Glasgow 2019 conclusion.
Ogbeta looks to spark British medal charge
Sunday morning’s session sets the tone for a dramatic final day of action, with three finals to be decided.
In the women’s triple jump, European Junior champion Naomi Ogbeta has an early chance to spark a home charge on the final day, but will have her work cut out against two classy operators in Spaniard Ana Peleteiro and German Kristin Gierisch – both of whom have jumped significantly further this season.
Scores will also be settled in both the men’s long jump and the women’s shot put, while Europe’s hurdling royalty will take to the track in the 60mH semi-finals.
Indeed, the fight for gold between GB’s Andrew Pozzi – reigning men’s champion – and rivals Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and Orlando Ortega promises to be one of the most exhilarating of the weekend.
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Top trio go head-to-head in the pole vault
As the current world, Olympic and European champion, Greek pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi needs no introduction.
Yet as she prepares to defend her title, the gifted 29-year-old will be wary of the threat of Authorised Neutral Athlete (ANA) Anzhelika Sidorova and British champion Holly Bradshaw, who recently highlighted her own credentials by clearing 4.80m in Birmingham.
Just one centimetre separates Stefanidi and Sidorova’s personal bests, while Bradshaw will also hope to take inspiration from the Glasgow crowd and make it a three-way tussle.
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Elsewhere in the field, joint-British record-holder Morgan Lake will aim to lay down another marker in the women’s high jump.
The 21-year-old has cleared 1.97m this year to move level with Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the all-time standings, but faces an uphill struggle against a top-class Glasgow cast featuring double world champion Mariya Lasitskene and Yuliya Levchenko of Ukraine.
With nothing to lose and everything to gain, Lake will have both a medal and the British record in her sights at the Emirates Arena.
Muir and Klosterhalfen renew rivalry in 1500m
In what could well be one of the enduring rivalries of the weekend, Laura Muir’s bid for double gold in Glasgow will once again come under threat from talented German Konstanze Klosterhalfen.
The pair go toe-to-toe in Friday’s 3000m, and will drop down a distance in search of more glory on Sunday evening.
Backed by a vocal home crowd, Muir will hope to build on strong early season form, having broken both the Scottish indoor record at 800m and the British mile record over the past few weeks.
Klosterhalfen, though, remains a serious threat, and has what it takes to spoil the party if the opportunity arises.
Doyle seeks to sign off in style
Eilidh Doyle and her team-mates will carry the hopes of a nation when they compete in Sunday’s finale, the women’s 4x400m.
Already Scotland’s most decorated athlete, Doyle has the chance to cap a memorable weekend of action in Glasgow in perfect style by adding to her haul at the Emirates Arena.
Sunday spectators will also witness the current world record holders Poland on the men’s side, while Borlée brothers Kevin, Jonathan and Dylan will spearhead a talented Belgium quartet.
Expect sparks to fly in both races.