Destiny Nkemakonam Agbo of Nigeria triumphed in the women's F42-44 and F61-64 discus throw at the Commonwealth Youth Games ©Getty Images

Para athletics was integrated into the Commonwealth Youth Games programme for the first time here, with discus thrower Destiny Nkemakonam Agbo and sprinters Maddie Down and Tomi Roberts-Jones earning gold medals.

Para sports have been integrated into the Commonwealth Games since Manchester 2002, but organisers have emphasised Trinbago 2023 as the first edition where this has happened at the Youth Games.

Competition in the women's F42-44 and F61-64 discus throw and the T38 100 metres took place at the stadium which held the Opening Ceremony on Friday (August 4) alongside athletics events.

Agbo of Nigeria's first attempt of 25.00 metres earned her the discus gold, with England's Bibi Jackson her closest challenger with 24.24m on her third attempt.

Namibia's Martha Winnie Nengola notched 15.01m to take the bronze.

In the women's T38 100m, England's Down set the pace at 13.47sec to stave off the challenge from Australian athletes Indi Cooper and Akeesha Snowden by 0.54 and 1.06 respectively.

Wales' Roberts-Jones then triumphed in a thrilling men's T38 final in which there was little to separate the top three.

He clocked 13.27, holding off two Australian athletes in Ori Drabkin who notched 13.30 and Jackson Love who posted a time of 13.33.

The first day of athletics finals concluded with the 100m.

Faith Okwose led a Nigerian one-two in the women's race, setting a Commonwealth Youth Games record of 11.26 to beat Justina Eyakpobeyan by 0.03 and Trinidad and Tobago's Sanaa Frederick by 0.22

There was a one-two for England in the men's final, Teddy Wilson taking gold in 10.37 after a closely-fought battle with compatriot Ebuka Nwokeji and Jamaica's Shaquane Gehvon Gordon.

The other two medallists both clocked 10.43, but Nwokeji was adjudged to have pipped Gordon to silver.

Tomi Roberts-Jones of Wales, centre, won a thrilling men's T38 100m final, staving off Australia's Ori Drabkin, left, and Jackson Love, right ©Getty Images
Tomi Roberts-Jones of Wales, centre, won a thrilling men's T38 100m final, staving off Australia's Ori Drabkin, left, and Jackson Love, right ©Getty Images

There were two Commonwealth Youth Games records in the field events set by Australia's Delta Amidzovski and South Africa's Alicia Eli Khunou.

Amidzovski notched 6.34 metres on her final attempt in the women's long jump, beating the previous record set by England's Jazmin Sawyers in 2011 by 0.07m.

Her performance denied the hosts a gold through Janae De Gannes, who jumped 6.07m for silver.

Another Australian in Grace Krause took third with a 6.01m effort.

Khunou dominated the women's shot put, throwing 17.97m to add 0.15m to the previous Games record set by Canada's Trinity Tutti at the last edition in the Bahamas six years ago.

Xylavene Beale of Australia earned silver with 16.31m, and India's Anupriya Valliyot Sasi took bronze with 15.62m.

George Wells provided another Australian gold with 56.75m in the men's discus throw, which was 3.75m further than South Africa's Hencu Johann Lamberts in second and 8.98m further than St Lucia's Denzel Phillips in third.

The day also provided medals in swimming at the National Aquatic Centre and the cycling road races at the Brian Lara Cricket Stadium.

Nikoli Blackman followed up his men's 200m freestyle swimming success with another gold today for Trinidad and Tobago in 49.60sec in the 100m distance.

Matthew Ward of Scotland won his second gold medal at Trinbago 2023 in the men's 50m backstroke ©Getty Images
Matthew Ward of Scotland won his second gold medal at Trinbago 2023 in the men's 50m backstroke ©Getty Images

Scotland's Matthew Ward finished second in that race, but added to his gold medal haul from yesterday with a Games record 25.51 in the men's 50m backstroke.

England's Oscar Bilbao was another to claim a second Trinbago 2023 gold in 28.60 in the men's 50m breaststroke.

His compatriot Reece Grady won the men's 400m individual medley in 4min 25.16sec, while Sienna Robinson set a Games record 32.09 in the women's 50m breaststroke.

Grace Davison for Northern Ireland triumphed in the women's 400m individual medley, clocking 4:57.68 to hold off a late challenge from New Zealand's Danielle Asiata by 0.32, and the Cayman Islands' Jillian Crooks triumphed in 55.18 in the women's 100m freestyle.

Australia's Zoe Ammundsen required a Games record 28.71 to beat Blythe Kinsman by 0.02 in the women's 50m backstroke, and her country dominated the mixed 4x200m freestyle relay in 7:45.74.

The day's other golds came in the road races, with Australia's Keira Will triumphing in a sprint against compatriot Lauren Bates in the women's event for gold in 1:29.00, and Isle of Man's Ruby Oakes prevailing in a three-way sprint for bronze at 3:47 off the pace.

The men's road race also went to a sprint, Northern Ireland's Oisin Ferrity notching 1:33.05 to beat Max Bufton of Wales.

Newjoe Lau of Malaysia came through 20sec further back in third.

England and Scotland lead the medals table with four golds apiece at the halfway stage of the Commonwealth Youth Games, with Australia just behind on three.