Russia's David Belyavskiy added a second gold to the Russian cause as they finished well clear of Belarus in the final medals table at the European Games ©Getty Imagess

Russia, boosted on the final day of the European Games by more golds from the likes of all-round artistic gymnastics champion David Belyavskiy and track cycling women’s sprinter Anastasiia Voinova, finished with almost twice as many medals - and golds - than its nearest challenger - hosts Belarus.

Russia’s final total at the end of 10 days of competition here in the Belarus capital was 109 medals, of which 44 were gold, 23 silver and 42 bronze.

Belarus earned 69 medals - 24 gold, 16 silver, 29 bronze - and third place in the medal table went to Ukraine, which totalled 51 medals, of which 16 were gold, 17 silver and 18 bronze.

Of the 50 competing nations, 43 made it onto the medals table - with 43rd place being filled by San Marino, winners of a bronze in the wrestling.

Belyavskiy triumphed in the men's pommel horse event on a day of medal opportunities on individual apparatus at Minsk Arena. 

The two-times Olympic medallist scored 15.033 points, his nearest opponent being Ukraine's Oleg Verniaiev with 14.900.

Belarus's Andrey Likhovitskiy finished third on 14.566 points.

Russia's Anastasiia Voinova won the women's sprint gold medal in the cycling ©Minsk 2019
Russia's Anastasiia Voinova won the women's sprint gold medal in the cycling ©Minsk 2019

Voinova won the women's sprint gold in the Minsk Arena, defeating France's Mathllde Gros in two races, with the latter finishing 0.810 and 0.056 seconds behind.

Bronze medal went to Voinova's compatriot Daria Shmeleva, who beat Shanne Braspennincx of The Netherlands in their third and deciding race, with the Dutch rider finishing 0.084 seconds adrift.

Shmeleva went on to win the women's 500 metres time trial in 33.209sec.

Olena Starikova of Ukraine took silver in 33.389, with bronze going to Miriam Vece of Italy, who clocked 34.151.

Britain won gold in the women's madison thanks to the joint efforts of Jessica Roberts and Megan Barker, who earned 44 points.

The Netherlands took silver with 40 points through Kirsten Wild and Amber Van Der Hulst.

There was home gold as Tatsiana Sharakova won the women's individual pursuit handsomely from Italy's Marta Cavalli, 3min 32.045sec to 3:37.489.

Marcus Ellis, winner of badminton men’s doubles gold last night, picked up a second in the mixed doubles partnering Lauren Smith to a 21-14, 21-9 win against fellow Britons Chris and Gabrielle Adcock.

Denmark's second seed Anders Antonsen won the men's singles title with a 21-19, 14-21, 21-10 win over France's fourth seed, Brice Leverdez.

The bronze medals were claimed by Misha Zilberman of Israel and Estonia's Raul Must.

Mia Blichfeldt completed a Danish double in the badminton competition as she defeated Britain's third seed, Kirsty Gilmour, 21-16, 21-17 in the women’s singles final.

Irish boxer Kellie Harrington had to withdraw from the women's 60 kilograms lightweight final with injury.

She was due to fight Finland's Mira Potkonen, who thus took gold.

But Ireland earned their first gold medal of the 2019 European Games as Kurt Walker, who later carried the flag in the Closing Ceremony, claimed an unanimous victory in the men's 56kg bantamweight against Ukraine's Mykola Butsenko.

Britain’s Commonwealth champion Lauren Price beat Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands 4-1 on split decision.

Armenia earned to boxing golds through Artur Hovhannisyan in the men's boxing 49 kg light flyweight division, and Hovhannes Bachkov, who edged past France's Baku 2015 and Rio 2016 silver medallist Sofiane Oumiha to win the 64kg category.

Russia's Muslim Gadzhimagomedov was awarded the last boxing gold medal of these European Games. 

He won unanimously in the men's 91kg heavyweight against home favourite Uladzislau Smiahlikau.

Armenia's boxing golds were supplemented by wrestling gold as Artur Aleksanyan - who already has one Olympic, three world and four European gold medals to his name - added a European Games title to his artillery.

He beat home favourite Aliaksandr Hrabovik 5-0 in the under-97kg category.

Bronze medals went to Russia's Aleksandr Golovin and Norway's Felix Baldauf.

Belarus's Kiryl Hryshchanka triumphed in the last wrestling event of the 2019 European Games, the Greco-wrestling 130kg gold-medal clash.

He won 5-1 against Georgia's Iakobi Kajaia, with Russia's Sergey Semenov and Azerbaijan's Sabah Shariati the bronze medallists.