Commonwealth Games: Tom Walsh and David Liti power to gold medals

Shot putter Tom Walsh has added another title to his growing collection in winning Commonwealth Games gold at Carrara Stadium on Monday.

The 26-year-old Kiwi started with a somewhat subdued 20.40m, improving to 21.21m in the second round, before a fourth-round 21.41 gave him some breathing room.

Walsh, the indoor and outdoor world champion, couldn't quite match his qualifying 22.45m from earlier on Monday, but was still a comfortable winner over Nigeria's Chukwuebuka Enekwechi's third round 21.14.

Bronze went to Canadian Tim Nedow on 20.91m.

Walsh had earlier breezed through the qualifying, smashing the Games record with a throw of 22.45 metres on his first attempt.

The result comes only two weeks after the Kiwi broke the New Zealand shot put record with a throw of 22.67 metres at the Graeme Douglas International Track Challenge in Auckland.

It was the biggest recorded since 2003, and sees him now tied ninth on the all-time list.

New Zealand's final lifter on the platform has delivered the country's first weightlifting medal - a gold - and also a Commonwealth Games record.

David Liti, 21, in the men's 105kg-plus class, lifted a total of 403kg - nailing a 229kg clean and jerk on his final attempt - to take the record and gold on the Gold Coast on Monday.

In the final lift of the night, Pakistan's Muhammad Nooh Dastgir Butt stalled early in his attempt at 231kg, which handed the gold to Liti.

Earlier, frontrunner Samoa's Lautiti Lui appeared to injure himself badly in his final clean and jerk in attempting 228kg.

Liti was the last of New Zealand's 12-strong team to compete.

"Shout out to the fern, love you," a delighted Liti told the television cameras.

Earlier, New Zealand's Sophie Pascoe has surged to her second gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games with victory in the 100m breaststroke final.

Pascoe was too good for her nearest Australian rivals, and touched first at a time of 1:18.09.

Earlier, Kiwi para javelin thrower Holly Robinson has won silver at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, beaten by a final-round new world record from Hollie Arnold of Wales.

Robinson, who won silver at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, took the lead with a record throw of 43.32m.

But the Welshwoman snatched gold with her final-round 44.43m effort.