Jamaica's Shanieka Ricketts set a new Commonwealth Games record en route to winning gold in the women's triple jump.

Ricketts, a world silver medallist in Eugene last month, set her mark of 14.94 in the opening round at Alexander Stadium and it never looked like being threatened.

The 30-year-old's closest competition came from silver medallist Thea Lafond of Dominica, who jumped 14.39, with England's Naomi Metzger producing a personal best of 14.37 to win bronze.

Nathan Maguire led an England one-two in the men's T53-54 1500m final.

Maguire won gold in a time of 3.11.83 - narrowly ahead of his team-mate Daniel Sidbury who set the pace before being hunted down.

"It was pretty crazy. We started off pretty quick," Maguire said.

“Kudos for Danny for taking it out. But he made a gap and we had to chase him down.

“Then I knew I had a little bit left for the home straight, so I thought I would give it a go."

Australia's Samuel Carter won bronze, with the trio well clear of the rest of the field.

Kenya's Jackline Chepkoech set a new Games record in winning the women's 3000m steeplechase.

The 18-year-old was engaged in a fierce battle with Uganda's Peruth Chemutai but her fall made life easier for Chepkoech to claim gold.

Elizabeth Bird delivered a storming finish to win silver, with Chemutai limping home to win bronze before being taken off the track in a wheelchair.

Grenada's Lindon Victor defended his decathlon title in dramatic fashion.

In the final event, the 1500m, Victor needed to keep within roughly 23 seconds of Australia's Daniel Golubovic to clinch the gold medal.

The 29-year-old came home just under 20 seconds adrift of Golubovic to ensure he kept hold of his title, with Australia's Cedric Dubler winning bronze.

New Zealand's Tom Walsh was the class of the field in claiming shot put gold.

Walsh, who has won bronze at the last two Olympics, beat team-mate Jacko Gill into silver with England's Scott Lincoln winning bronze.

European champion Zharnel Hughes qualified for the men's 200m final, winning his semi in 20.32 seconds.

The England star said: “I was wondering where is everyone else? Because I thought they were pretty close to me. I executed a good race.

“I need to allow myself to not get caught up in my thoughts and trust myself, listen to my coach and trust my team back there and I’ll be fine.”

In the women’s semi-final Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah cruised through to win in 22.63 seconds.

Matt Hudson-Smith, aiming to build on his bronze medal in Eugene, won his 400m semi-final in 45.77 seconds to seal his spot in Sunday’s final.