Hector Gatica helped stretch Guatemala's lead at the top of the medals table with victory in the men's table tennis ©ITTF

Guatemala took 283 medals home from the 2017 Central American Games as they finished first in the medal table in Managua.

The Guatemalan team's total came after they stretched their lead on the final day to 110 golds, 87 silver and 86 bronzes.

Costa Rica finished second with 69 golds, 62 silvers and 48 bronzes.

Hosts Nicaragua collected more medals, 216, than Costa Rica over the two-week period, but finished third in the overall table due to having fewer golds.

Their final breakdown was 58 golds, 77 silvers and 81 bronzes.

The Guatemalans had all but secured their place at the top of the medals table, but increased their lead thanks to an abundance of medals.

Both the men's and women's table tennis events were won by Guatemalan athletes with Hector Gatica, who won the men's doubles and mixed doubles title earlier in the competition, taking the men's singles title by beating Panama's Omer Avital, whilst Andrea Estrada defeated compatriot Mabelyn Enriquez in the women's final.

The men's bronze was taken by Guatemala's Kevin Montufar and El Salvadorian duo Emme Arias and Estefania Ramirios shared the women's.

Hosts Nicaragua won the men's baseball title against Panama on the final day of the Central American Games ©Managua 2017
Hosts Nicaragua won the men's baseball title against Panama on the final day of the Central American Games ©Managua 2017

Guatemala also won titles in the men's and women's tennis event.

The men's team, comprising of Cristopher Diaz, Wilfredo Gonzalez and Estefan Gonzalez, beat hosts Nicaragua to take gold whilst Honduras claimed bronze.

Andrea Weedon, Melissa Morales and Gabriela Rivero took the title in the women's event by defeating Honduras.

Nicaragua occupied the final place on the podium.

The Nicaraguan team had an excellent day in the boxing ring with their athletes taking titles in both women's events.

Elki Chacon defeated Panama's Yuliana Torres in the final of the 54 to 57 kilogram category before Scarleth Ojeda won gold in the 57 to 60kg with victory over another Panamanian, Elise Williams.

The bronze medals were taken by Maria Antunez of Honduras and Costa Rica's Maria Zuniga respectively.

Additionally, Nicaragua took the men's baseball title with a 3-1 victory over Panama.

El Salvador and medal table leaders Guatemala shared bronze.