Maria Belen Bazo German was among Peru's gold medallists in sailing on day five of the South American Games ©Getty Images

Peru impressed in the sailing finals on the fifth day of the South American Games in Paraguay, winning three golds.

In the IQ Foil 95 female category gold went to Maria Belen Bazo German of Peru who won the first five races as she finished with a net points total of seven.

In the ILCA 7 male category, Stefano Peschiera Loret de Mola won five straight races to claim gold in dominant fashion with a net points total of 11.

There was more sailing gold for Peru in the sunfish male discipline, with Jean Paul De Trazegnies Valdez finishing with a net points total of 13.

Colombia’s Simon Gomez Ortiz took silver with 17, with bronze going to Martin Alsogaray of Argentina with 19.

In the ILCA 6 female category, gold went to Argentina’s Luciana Andrea Cardozo with a net score of eight points.

Silver went to Dolores Moreira Fraschini of Uruguay with a net score of 13, with bronze won by Isadora Barbosa Dal Ri of Brazil with a net total of 21.

In the sunfish female category, gold went to Chilean Constanza Paz Maria Olivares Reyes, who finished on the same net points total of 14 as silver medallist Caterina Isabel Romero Aguirre of Peru.

Reyes had a points total of 20, compared to her closest rival’s 19, enough for gold, with Reyes winning four out of the eight races in a consistent display.

Gabriella Marques Kidd of Brazil completed the podium with a net points total of 21.

The IQ Foil 95 male category proved a tight affair with gold medallist Francisco Cruz Saubidet Birkner of Argentina finishing on a net points total of nine, the same as silver medallist Malik Hoveling of Aruba.

Birkner’s consistency, which saw place in the top three in all eight races, earned him victory with a points total of 14.

Medals were also handed today in taekwondo, with Brazil’s Sandy Camila Leite Macedo claiming gold in the women’s 49-57 kilograms category.

Leite Macedo won 2-0 against Peru’s Camila Cecilia Caceres Gonzalez, who finished with silver.

In the men’s 58-68kg category, gold went to Chile’s Ignacio Alfonso Morales Puentes, who won 2-1 against Edival Marques Quirino Pontes of Brazil, who settled for silver.   

In the mixed team poomsae category Peru claimed gold, with silver going to Brazil and bronze won by Colombia.

Brazil remain top in the medal table at the continental multi-sport event, scheduled to conclude on October 15.