Canada's Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes successfully defended their Commonwealth women's Beach Volleyball title with a 2-1 comeback victory over Australia.

The final, which was a replay of the one played at Gold Coast 2018, saw the Canadian duo get the better of rivals Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy for their second-successive Commonwealth final.

The Australians took a first-set lead after dominating to edge a 24-22 scoreline, but 2019 world champions Pavan and Humana-Paredes struck back to take the next two 21-17 and 15-12 respectively to seal victory at Smithfield.

Vanuatu beat New Zealand to seal the final place on the podium as Gold Coast bronze medallists Miller Pata and Sherysyn Toko saw off Alice Zeimann and Shaunna Polley 2-1.

On winning her second-consecutive Commonwealth bronze medal, Vanuatu's Pata was filled with pride and dedicated it to her children.

She said: “I am really proud to win my second medal. I am very happy, I don’t even know how to explain it.

“I dedicate it to my two kids back home. I have a boy and a girl, they are probably sleeping now, but I spoke to them before the match and they said: 'good luck, mom'.

I am really proud to win my second medal. I am very happy
Miller Pata

"I know they are proud of me and I miss them, I have been away for three months, but now I get to go home and see them.

“We came up strong and fought for every point.

"I need to thank my partner, she was a hero today and this is her first medal, so I am very proud of her.”