Medallists Lydia Ko, Inbee Park and Shanshan Feng come from countries representing key markets for golf

Golf made a triumphant return to the Olympics at Rio following a 112-year absence and the sport's bosses are confident it has done enough to secure its Olympic status beyond the Tokyo 2020.

All events will be evaluated next year to decide whether they will be included after the next Games in Japan and, with so many top players choosing to stay away from the men's competition in Rio, there were fears golf would not survive.

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THE OLYMPIC GAMES ARE ABOUT MORE THAN THE WIN, THE MEDALS OR THE RECORD-SETTING PERFORMANCES. AT THEIR CORE, THE GAMES ARE ABOUT THE OLYMPIC VALUES OF EXCELLENCE, FRIENDSHIP AND RESPECT. THEY ARE ABOUT FAIR PLAY AND HUMAN SPIRIT.

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Germany’s gold medal winner Thomas Rohler is flanked by T&T's bronze medal winner Keshorn Walcott, left, and Kenya's silver medal winner Julius Yego following the men's javelin throw final of the 2016 Rio Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last night. AP Photo

Defending 2012 London Olympic Games javelin champion Keshorn Walcott failed to repeat his feat and had to settle for the bronze medal during the men’s finals at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last night.

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Double Olympic medallist Keshorn Walcott

Now is the time to build a stadium in Toco in honour of double Olympic medallist Keshorn Walcott, says chairman of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation Martin “Terry” Rondon.

Rondon made the statement to the Sunday Guardian moments after Walcott won a bronze medal at the Rio games. It is the only medal this country has won at this year’s Olympic games.

“Now is the time to get our stadium. Now is the time to have a proper place for training our athletes in Toco. Now is the time, let’s use this win in order to get a stadium in Toco,” Rondon said.

He said since Walcott won the gold medal at the London Olympics there has been an increase in young athletes in the village.

“Keshorn’s achievement is for the youngsters. That is for the youngsters, those youngsters in Toco. Since four years ago athletics in Toco has gone so far you can see the development of athletics in the Toco area. If you go to the secondary school you will see how many trophies have been won by those children and now with this we can expect even more athletes will come out from Toco,” he said.

Read more: Toco welcome planned for Keshorn

Neymar cries in celebration after his winning penalty in the shootout against Germany at the Maracanã, which gave Brazil their first men’s Olympic football title. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Well, the Olympics have turned up. What a night this was in the Maracaña, as Brazil’s long-nursed dreams of a first Olympic football gold medal were stretched thin, wrung out a little more and then finally delivered via Neymar’s winning kick in the decisive penalty shootout.

Read more: Neymar the shootout hero blasts Brazil to Olympic gold against Germany

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