There have been many Welsh Olympic memories over the years and there’s sure to be many new ones created over the next few weeks in Tokyo. Fraser Watson takes a look at the highs and lows of the years gone by.
So, never before has Wales boasted so much representation for an Olympic Games held outside of the UK.
And never before, has there been an Olympic Games so clouded by uncertainty and trepidation.
The 26 Welsh athletes currently in Tokyo with team GB have to be as focused upon Covid-19 guidelines as they do about competing, having already witnessed a number of athletes have their dreams shattered by a dreaded positive test.
The absence of spectators, not to mention a Japanese population largely opposed to the games as the country struggles to combat a surge in cases, all makes for the most peculiar of sporting carnivals.
And yet, the show has begun, and seemingly will go on.
Welsh competitors have amassed 68 medals since the inaugural summer games in 1896, and a host more in the Paralympics since they got underway in 1960.
And it hasn’t just been those made from Gold which have produced some iconic memories.
From the many moments of joy, and heartbreak, Welsh athletes have enjoyed or endured, here’s five that history will never forget.