Athletics was one of three sports to award gold medals on the first day of sporting competition at Samoa 2015 ©Getty Images


Australian Amy Harding-Delooze could barely believe her victory in the girl's 1500m as she pipped Ugandan Peruth Chemutai on the line ©Getty Images

Ghanaian Richard Seklorwu secured the boy’s long jump gold ©Getty Images

Jamjang Deru of India claimed gold with a superb performance in the boy's 56kg weight category ©Getty Images

Catrin Jones produced an excellent display to get Wales of to a great start in the weightlifting event ©Getty Images

South Africa enjoyed a good day in the pool as Erin Gallagher took gold in the girl's 50m butterfly ©Getty Images

Lawn bowls was one of the sports to get underway in the beautiful Samoan capital ©Getty Images

Squash preliminaries took place this morning ©Getty Images

The opening day of boxing action saw quarter-finals take place ©Getty Images

Long jump bronze medallist Benjamin Fisher was feeling the heat on a scorching day in Apia ©Getty Images