Singapore also enjoyed a fine opening session of swimming finals, possibly paving the way for further glories to come as Quah Jing Wen won the girls’ 50m butterfly and Francis Fong reigned supreme in the boys’ 100m backstroke.

Wen, who set a Singapore National Championships record in the 200m butterfly event earlier this year, finished in 27.23sec.

Alicia Wilson of England and Scotland’s Emma Harvey won silver and bronze medals respectively.

Fong finished at the summit of the podium in the boys’ 100m backstroke by completing two lengths of the pool in 56.42, defeating Scotland’s Scott McLay and New Zealand’s Finn Campbell.

McLay had already delivered a gold medal for his country in the second race of the session as he secured victory in the boys’ 50m butterfly in 24.53.

Dylan Koo of Singapore clinched silver and Wales’ Lewis Fraser won the bronze medal.

Swimming at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games is due to continue tomorrow with another nine finals on the programme.

Liam Morgan | Inside the Games