10 Sep 2015

Sport: Australia still on top at Commonwealth Youth Games

7:10 am on 10 September 2015

Australia remains on top of the medal standings after three days of competition at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa.

They have 17 gold and 41 medals in all, ahead of South Africa, England and Malaysia.

On the final day of track and field, Amy Harding-Delooze won the girl's 800m and 1500m events while Grace Robinson added gold in shot put.

The green and golds also had further success in the water, winning gold in the boy's 200m backstroke, girl's 400m freestyle and double gold in the 4x100m relays.

South Africa did the double in the boy's and girl's hurdles while Tlotliso Gift Leotlela added the 200m gold medal to his victory in the 100m.

Fijian weightlifter Eileen Cikamatana scooped gold in the girl's 63kg category with compatriot Maraia Moana claiming silver and bronze in the 69kg division.

Hosts Samoa won a further two relay medals - silver in the boy's 4x100m and bronze in the girl's event.

Meanwhile Australia impressed on the first day of rugby sevens, with the boy's beating Samoa 24-12 and the girl's thrashing Fiji 36-0.