WALES has a first gold of the Commonwealth Games after James Ball won the Men's Tandem B Sprint cycling medal.

Ball, a Paralympic silver medalist at last year's Tokyo games, denied Neil Fachie a sixth Commonwealth gold which would have seen the Scottish cyclist set a national record.

Matthew Rotherham was Ball's pilot while Alex Pope and Steffan Lloyd finished in fourth in the same event.

Wales’ William Roberts won bronze in the Men’s 15km Scratch Race Final at Lee Valley VeloPark. Scotland’s John Archibald took silver as New Zealand's Corbin Strong won the gold.

Eluned King also won a bronze in the points race.

Elsewhere there was silver for Wales in the mixed team relay triathlon while Medi Harris took bronze in the women's 100m backstroke at the Sandwell pool.

Australia's Olympic champion Kaylee McKeown beat Canada's defending champion Kylie Masse to the gold in a game's record 58.60 with the Canadian finishing in 58.73 and Harris in 59.62.

The National Wales: Wales’ Medi Harris with her Bronze Medal (right), Canada’s Kylie Masse with her Silver Medal (left) and Australia’s Kaylee McKeown with her Gold Medal after the Women’s 100m Backstroke Final at Sandwell Aquatics Centre on day three of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Picture: Tim Goode/PA WireWales’ Medi Harris with her Bronze Medal (right), Canada’s Kylie Masse with her Silver Medal (left) and Australia’s Kaylee McKeown with her Gold Medal after the Women’s 100m Backstroke Final at Sandwell Aquatics Centre on day three of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Picture: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Earlier Lily Rice, who was selected as the para swim team's back up six months ago, won bronze in the Women's 100m Backstroke S8 section in 1.23.06.

England took the triathlon mixed gold but England's individual champion Alex Yee admits he might still be in the doghouse with his girlfriend Olivia Mathias - a member of the defeated Welsh team, who beat Australia to the silver at Sutton Park.

Yee, who won individual gold on Friday, teamed up with Sophie Coldwell, Sam Dickinson and Georgia Taylor-Brown for an England victory in one hour 16 minutes.

The pair have recently moved house with Yee apparently promising Mathias a dog if they both won a medal in Birmingham.

The National Wales: Team Wales, left to right, Olivia Mathias, Non Stanford, Dominic Coy and Iestyn Harrett celebrate winning silver in the mixed relay Triathlon. Picture: David Davies/PA WireTeam Wales, left to right, Olivia Mathias, Non Stanford, Dominic Coy and Iestyn Harrett celebrate winning silver in the mixed relay Triathlon. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Yee, who gave England a significant advantage after the first-leg, said: “No, that’s wrong. It’s not right. I didn’t shake on that. I haven’t backtracked. Maybe after Paris.

“It’s never straight forward in these races, so many things could go wrong and so many likely mistakes which could cost some penalties.

“There is so much to happen in an hour of racing. We wanted to keep it as clean as possible, stay positive through the whole race and I wanted to give the guys as much of a lead as I could."

The Englishman said he is hoping to display his medal with Mathias', adding: “Now me and Liv can put ours next to each other. We have just moved house so hopefully there will be a nice place for them somewhere.”

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