Awa Balde took gold in the women's free jump today ©FIRS

History was made on the final day of the 2017 World Roller Games in Nanjing as an African nation took gold in a skating discipline for the first time.

The unprecedented success arrived in the inline freestyle free jump competitions where Senegalese duo Awa Balde and Dame Fall both took individual gold.

Balde managed to break the women's world record of 1.19 metres, which was previously held by France's Maeliss Conan.

She jumped 1.25m to seal the title.

Fall then continued an emphatic day for Senegal as he won the gold medal in the men's equivalent after jumping a best of 1.59m to seal victory.

He also tried to break the world record with 1.61m but unfortunately failed on all three occasions.

Action also concluded today in the inline downhill programme today with the cross finals. 

France's Sebastien Rastegar won the men's final in a time of 47.404sec, proving too strong for Italian Agostino Tussetto, who could only take second on 58.073.

Christian Montavon of Switzerland beat another Frenchman, Nicolas Varin, to bronze as he won the small final in 48.380.

Dame Fall won Senegal's second gold on a momentous day ©FIRS
Dame Fall won Senegal's second gold on a momentous day ©FIRS

In the women's equivalent, Italian Martina Paciolla narrowly took the gold medal.

She pipped France's Emilie Sadoux in the final in a time of 50.047.

Sadoux took silver in 51.726 while Germany's Antonia Borsig rounded out the podium by winning the small final in 1:01.011.

Following the conclusion of competition in Nanjing today, Colombia finished top of the medals table after amassing 45 in total including 23 golds, 12 silvers and 10 bronzes.

Italy finished in second place on 76 overall, but only 20 golds, while France completed the top three on 24 in total, including 11 titles.

"An extremely interesting medal table shows how much our sports are widely practised all over the world," said World Skate President Sabatino Aracu.

"I am so proud to see all five continents represented with their top athletes."