Brazil finished top of the medals table at the South American Games in Paraguay, with a final haul of 319 medals ©Getty Images

Brazil finished top of the medals table at the conclusion of the South American Games in Asunción in Paraguay.

The nation finished with a total of 319 medals, consisting of 133 gold, 100 silver and 86 bronze.

Colombia finished second in the medals table with 255, with Argentina in third place with 197.

On the final day, competition took place across eight sports, and in athletics action included the marathons and relays.

The women’s marathon was won by Rosa Alva Chacha Chacha of Ecuador in 2 hours 34min 25sec, with the men’s race going the way of another Ecuadorian Christian Salvador Vasconez Manzano in 2:16.34.

Colombia took the women’s 4x400 metres relay title in 3min 31.30sec, with silver going to Brazil and Chile claiming the bronze.

In the men’s 4x400m relay Venezuela were victorious in 3:06.54, with Brazil winning silver and Colombia the bronze.

Chile were the winners of the men’s basketball competition, with silver going to hosts Paraguay and Colombia completing the podium.

On the final day of track cycling competition the men’s keirin title was won by Fabian Hernando Puerta Zapata of Colombia.

The men’s and women’s madison races were also contested, with victories going to Argentina and Colombia, respectively.

Argentina won the men’s handball title, with silver going to Chile and Uruguay completing the podium.

Squash team crowns were also decided today, with the women’s going to Colombia and the men’s won by Argentina.

In the women’s individual tennis, gold went to Maria Fernanda Herazo Gonzalez of Colombia, while the men’s individual title was won by Argentina’s Facundo Diaz Acosta.

Hosts Paraguay won gold in the mixed doubles event, with silver going to Bolivia and bronze won by Brazil.

In volleyball, Brazil won the women’s team title, while the men’s crown went to Chile.

Finally in water polo the men’s and women’s team titles were both won by Brazil.