David Luckman and Parag Patel retained their Commonwealth Games title and have won Gold in the Queens prize pairs final, on the morning of Day 6.  

The duo were in front overnight and there was no stopping them as they shot superbly once again to fight off any competition from home nations rivals Wales. 

The pair, who won Gold four years ago in Glasgow, were the pre event favourites and they have lived up to their billing once again with a supremely confident performance. 

The gold came only a few minutes after an entertaining men’s time trial on the stunning Gold Coast roads, featuring Ian Bibby, Charlie Tanfield and his brother Harry Tanfield. 

And it was the younger brother Harry, from Middlesbrough, who stormed to a superb silver, pipped only by Australia’s Cameron Meyer and finishing in a time of 48:43.30. 

He told BBC Sport: “I had a good couple of days out here before riding the course and getting to know. I hadn’t done a 40 minute TT effort since last year. I took a lot of ice with me and I had good legs on the day – so I’m pretty happy. 

“To be fair, I didn’t even consider applying for the Commonwealth Games, and I’m pretty glad I did now. The parents have been chilling in the café watching the racing – my Dad’s sunburnt already, but it’s good for them, they’re enjoying it!”. 

The first medal of the day came from Ali Jawad in the para-powerlifting. Jawad claimed a bronze and was simply delighted following a tough year of injury problems. His wild celebration epitomisedwhat it meant to him. 

He said: “My career was pretty much over last year. I have only training for six weeks so to perform like that was incredible. Just to be here was amazing and I was never ‘meant’ to make it. This was a bonus and I just had to think of the dark times to inspire me. 

“For me this cycle is about Tokyo and pushing for Gold there and if I am healthy in the next two years, I’ll be up there.”