The Bahamas celebrated their first medal of Birmingham 2022 as LaQuan Nairn claimed men's long jump gold on Thursday evening.

The 26-year-old just nudged India's Murali Sreeshankar - who also finished with a jump of 8.08m - into second place, in a contest that was ultimately decided by wind direction at Alexander Stadium.

South Africa's Jovan van Vuuren claimed bronze, just 2cm off the top two, while Gold Coast 2018 silver medallist Henry Frayne of Australia came sixth with a jump of 7.94m.

Nairn was delighted to take the top prize after the disappointment of failing to progress through qualification at last month's world championships in Eugene.

He said: "I said in Eugene that I wanted to come here and get a gold medal. To say that and do it is great.

"I'm super grateful for the energy in this arena.

"I didn't make it in Eugene [get a medal] so I've had two weeks to get ready for here and revamp my mind. Me and my coach had a game plan and I just came out here and executed the right way."

Rasheed Broadbell equalled the Games record and celebrated a person best as he took victory in the men's 110m hurdles for Jamaica in 13.08 seconds.

Barbados were celebrating their first medal of the Games as Shane Brathwaite took silver ahead of England's Andrew Pozzi.

South Africa's Ndodomzi Jonathan Ntutu successfully defended his men's Commonwealth T12 100m title with victory in the T11/12 race in 10.83 seconds.

The 36-year-old, who posted a winning time of 11.02 at Gold Coast 2018, bettered his Games result on Thursday evening as England's Zac Shaw finished in 10.90secs to clinch silver and 2016 Paralympic champion Ananias Shikongo took bronze with a time of 10.95 for Namibia.

The first gold medal of the evening at Alexander Stadium went to Nigeria's Goodness Chiemerie Nwachukwu in the women's discus F42-44/61-64.

The 23-year-old threw for 36.56m to clinch the Commonwealth title as Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist  took silver for Australia and flag bearer Naibili Vatunisolo claimed Fiji's fourth medal of the Games with bronze.

Madison de Rozario made a successful defence of her 2018 title with gold in the women's T53/54 1500m final.

The two-time Paralympic champion, 28, claimed her second title of Birmingham 2022 - after winning the T54 marathon - in a time of 3:53.03.

Angela Ballard made sure Australia took home a one-two with silver, while Scotland's Samantha Kinghorn took bronze.

Australia added another title as Mathew Denny celebrated a PB with a throw of 67.26m to clinch the men's discus, with England's Lawrence Okoye taking home silver and Gold Coast silver medallist Travis Smikle of Jamaica completing the podium.

Earlier, Scotland’s newly crowned world champion Jake Wightman strolled through his 1500m heat.

Wightman clocked three minutes 48.34 seconds to win at Alexander Stadium and comfortably reach Saturday’s final.

European champion Zharnel Hughes ran 20.30 seconds to win his 200m heat while Adam Gemili won his heat in 20.92 seconds.