Abdullah Mohammed, left, won the men's 100m race ©Saudi Games

Abdullah Mohammed was crowned as the first men's 100 metres champion at the Saudi Games following a lightning sprint to beat Mahmoud Ibrahim in Riyadh.

His time of 10.46 seconds was formidable against his opposition as Ibrahim trailed behind by 0.21 seconds.

Following Ibrahim was Ahmed Majrashi, who clocked at 10.72 seconds to seal third.

The Al-Riyadh Club was host to several athletics events on the sport's opening day at the Games.

Among them was the men's 110m hurdles, which saw Atiah Al-Shamrani electrify the competition and accelerate to victory in 14.52sec.

His time was enough to beat Shaker Al-Salem by 0.07 seconds and defeat Munier Al-Hashim by 0.43sec.

Ali Al-Abdulghani became the victor in the men's javelin after being completely unnerved.

His score of 69.18m was untouchable to any of his opponents as Waleed Al-Hamad claimed silver on 63.55m.

Murtada Al-Hamad took bronze as he registered 61.81m.

Hamoud Al-Wani came out on top in the men's long jump thanks to a leap of 7.47m, with Ahmed Marzouq jumping into second for leaping 7.12m and Abdulrahman Sharaheli moving down to third for recording 7.02m.

Mohammed Tolo was also completely dominant in the men's shot, with all three of his successful throws being enough to win the title.

However, 19.15m was the longest distance he could record.

Ali Al-Mubarak could not lay a glove on him as he finished on 16.48m and Ameen Al-Aradi secured bronze after registering 15.36m on his final turn.

In shooting, Atallah Al-Anazi bagged the men's 10m air pistol gold medal following a comfortable 16-8 win over Mohammed Al-Amri in the final.

Ali Al-Ghamdi, who finished just 0.7 below Al-Amri in the ranking match, secured third place.

Meanwhile, inside the doors of the Al-Riyadh Club, Hassan Hussein Al-Yousef conquered the men's foil class following a tight win in the final against Mahdi Ali Al-Qaros.

Mohammed Abdullah Al-Dakhil and Ali Farj Salman Al-Binali collected the bronze medals.

Fawzya Faris Al-Khibiri outmatched Nada Hazem Abed in the women's épée final to take gold, as Danah Mohammed Al-Qassem and Shooq Abdulaziz Al-Jazzar settled for bronzes.

In karate, Wajen Al-Shehri established her supremacy in the women's kumite open thanks to a finals victory over Maryam Al-Salah.

Najlaa Al-Otaibi and Lama Al-Saeed completed the podium with bronze medals.

In the men's kumite under-60kg class, Emad Maliki edged Saud Al-Bashir to win gold while Yasser Barqi and Misfer Al-Dosari secured bronzes.

Meanwhile, Omar Al-Azmi achieved success in the men's kumite under-67kg division, with Fahad Al-Khathami falling short at the final hurdle.

Bader Al-Otaibi and Meshery Al-Zoubi were the category's bronze medallists.

In karting, Fahad Al-Muqla was the quickest and sealed the title.

Fahad Al-Dhafiri joined him on the podium in second while Saud Al-Saud did enough to finish third.

At Riyadh Boulevard, Ahmed Hajji topped the men's street skateboarding standings, while Mahmoud El Sebaei and Talal Abdullah came second and third.