Deep in tartan territory it was all about the jumpers as the penultimate session of Glasgow 2019 saw the pit take centre stage.
13 finals await in a grandstand finish this evening but three sets of medals were handed out in a mouth-watering morning of action that kept the Emirates Arena infield buzzing throughout.
There were two spellbinding jump finals and worthy champions were crowned in Miltiadis Tentoglou and Ana Peleteiro.
Tentoglou simply needed to deliver with just two attempts remaining in the long jump final, dangling 1cm short of Sweden’s Tobias Nilsson Montler.
But the 20-year-old soared out to 5.38m at the fifth attempt – a world-lead, personal best indoors and national record that saw him rip off his race ticket and roar with the crowd.
In edging out Nilsson Montler, who notched a second-round personal best of 8.17m, the Greek matched his European outdoor gold from last summer with the indoor equivalent.
“The crowd was amazing,” said Tentoglou, in fine form in the build-up to Glasgow having posted 8.23m to equal a national record at the start of February.
“I knew I could jump well but I just needed to find my rhythm and get my run-up right.
“Finally I did that with my fifth jump. It is great now to add the indoor to my outdoor title last year.”
Spain’s Peleteiro was peerless in the pit for the women’s triple jump, stretching to 14.73m with her fourth effort to stride a supreme 0.23m clear of her nearest rival.
Greece’s Paraskevi Papahristou pummelled her personal best in the opening round with 14.47m and the Spaniard fouled, so few in the tribunes were expecting what was to come.
The 23-year-old actually recovered from two red flags in her first two attempts to register a personal best 14.56m but went one better with a European lead and national record.
Coached by Ivan Pedroso, Olympic champion at Sydney 2000, Peleteiro revealed her mentor’s advice after failing to register a distance early on.
“It´s so special. I am so happy,” she said.
“It´s my first (European) gold medal and it comes after I suffered from a little tendon injury. I haven´t jumped for a month.
“I trained a lot to do well. After two foul jumps, my coach said: ‘Just do it.’ And then I knew I could do it.
“It was difficult especially in my head. I told myself: ´Just enjoy it.´ Jumping the national record is a result of my full dedication and passion.
“It means everything to me.”
And the third gong went to Belarusian shot put star Radoslava Mavrodieva, who completed her full set of European indoor medals with personal-best 19.12m to scoop gold.
In yet another field final that produced high drama, favourite Christina Schwanitz was edged out by a single centimetre and settled for silver.
From here, it really is all about tonight.
A single session of Glasgow 2019 remains and it will be illuminated by a galaxy of continental stars out to grab decisive medals.
Laura Muir goes for a historic double-double at 20:12, preceded by an unmissable tussle between Marcin Lewandowski and Jakob Ingebrigtsen.
After sealing safe passage in morning semi-finals, the 60m hurdles looks a tantalising prospect – particularly among the men where Pozzi, Ortega and Martinot-Lagarde do battle.
Jamie Webb strides out in the early 800m final, while Morgan Lake leaps for the podium from 19:15 in the high jump final.
And don’t forget Tim Duckworth, very much in touch with Jorge Urena with a single event left in the heptathlon – another British medal in the crosshairs.