Chinese Taipei won inline hockey gold ©FIRS

Chinese Taipei won the women's inline hockey title as the World Roller Games continued today in Chinese city Nanjing.

They edged Italy 2-1 after a balanced match to clinch the gold medal for their nation.

Chia-Yin Lin scored the opening goal for Chinese Taipei who started the final the stronger.

A second was added by Hsin-Ni Pan in the second half with Dalla Ba's strike for Italy proving to be just a consolation. 

The final of the junior men's competition was also held as France thrashed Spain 5-0.

Italy did achieve success in the artistic roller skating group competition as the team Division sealed the country's fifth world title.

Chinese Taipei proved too strong for Italy in Nanjing ©FIRS
Chinese Taipei proved too strong for Italy in Nanjing ©FIRS

They won gold after performing strongly to the "Madame Butterfly" soundtrack.

Spanish group Patinatge Artistic Macanet won silver with their "Try Again" choreography. 

Defending champions New Age, also from Italy, had to make do with bronze this time as they performed to "Seasons of Life".

Elsewhere at the Games, rain played havoc with some outdoor competitions.

All track speed skating races were postponed, as well as the roller freestyle finals.