Sara Lopez led a Colombian clean sweep in the women's compound at the South American Games ©Getty Images

Venezuela won the men’s and women’s road race cycling titles on day four of the South American Games in Asuncion, Paraguay, while Colombia continued to impress in archery and diving finals.

In the women’s event victory went to Jenifer Mariana Cesar Salazar in a time of 2hr 4min 42sec.

She led home a five-strong leading group on the same time, with silver going to Lina Marcela Hernandez Gomez of Colombia, and bronze won by Aranza Valentina Villalon Sanchez of Chile.

In the men’s road race victory went to Orluis Alberta Aular Sanabria in a time of 3hr 42min 39sec.

He led home a five-strong leading group on the same time, with silver going to Roderyck Asconeguy Diaz of Uruguay and Leangal Ruben Linarez Meneses of Venezuela.

Elsewhere individual archery finals took place with Colombia impressing.

In the women’s compound there was a clean sweep of the medals for the nation with Sara Lopez Lopez Bueno winning gold after beating compatriot Maria Valentina Suarez Osorio 145-135.

Bronze went to fellow Colombian Alejandra Milena Usquiano Gomez, who edged past Eiry Cristina Snak Nisi of Brazil 128-127.

In the men’s compound Argentina’s Ivan Nikolajuk triumphed 139-134 over Roberval Fernando Dos Santos of Brazil to take gold.

Bronze went to Chilean Alejandro Patricio Martin Arriagada, who narrowly beat Nelson Fabio Salinas of Argentina 141-139.

In the women’s recurve category both medal matches saw archers from Brazil and Colombia go head-to-head.

In the gold medal match, Brazil’s Ane Marcelle Gomes Dos Santos won 7-1 against Valentina Contreras Perez.

The battle for bronze also went Brazil’s way, with Ana Luiza Sliachticas Caetano running out a 6-0 victor over Ana Maria Rendon Martinez.

In the men’s categories, archers from Brazil and Colombia also met in the medal matches, but this time Colombia came out on top on both occasions.

Jorge Antonio Enriquez Norena won 6-2 over Marcus Vinicius Carvalho Lopes Dalmeida in the gold medal match, while bronze went the way of Andres Manuel Pila Solano, who won 7-3 over Matheus Quintanilha Pacheco Gomes.

In the day’s diving finals Colombia won both categories contested.

The nation earned a one-two in the men’s one metre springboard, with victory going to Luis Felipe Uribe Bermudez on 391.05 points.

Silver went to his compatriot Sebastian Morales Mendoza with 386.05 points.

There was more Colombian success in the women’s team three metre springboard final, with gold to the nation with a tally of 250.38 points.

Peru took silver with 219.84, with Brazil claiming the bronze with 217.80.

Brazil currently sit top of the medal table at the multi-sport event, which is due to run until October 15.