Shiann Salmon won the women's under-20 400m hurdles ©Jamaica Olympics

Bahamas’ Mitchell Curtis claimed the gold medal in the men’s 3,000 metres at the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) Games at the Thomas Robinson Stadium.

He triumphed in front of a home crowd in the Bahamas capital Nassau, emerging as the winner in 9min 04.65sec.

Curtis narrowly beat Jamaica's Giovouni Henry, who earned victory in a time of 9:04.98.

Gianni Henry followed his fellow Jamaican by taking bronze in 9:21.97.

Jamaican success continued on the second day of competition, with Rovane Williams winning the men’s under-20 400m hurdles event.

Williams achieved a time 50.69sec with Curaçao’s Ramsey Angela ending as the runner-up in 50.75.

Jamaica’s Malik James-King completed the podium places by ending in a time of 51.00.

Devonte Archer triumphed in the under-17 competition in a time of 52.85 followed by Barbados’ Kyle Gale and Raymond Oriaki, who ended in times of 54.45 and 54.54 respectively.

Jamaica’s women also matched the men’s achievement, securing both the under-17 and under-20 titles.

Shiann Salmon won the under-20 event in a time of 56.22, with her team-mate Sanique Walker ending the runner-up in 57.97.

St Kitts and Nevis’ Reanda Richards clinched the bronze medal in a time of 59.83.

The under-17 crown was claimed by Jamaica’s Calisha Taylor, who finished in a winning time of 61.04.

Bahamas’ Indea Cartwright and Patrice Richards of Trinidad and Tobago completed the top three, as they clocked times of 1:02.17 and 1:02.56 respectively.

Further Jamaican gold came in the field events, Romaine Beckford winning the men’s under-17 high jump by clearing 2.00 metres.

Bahamas completed the podium, as Tyler Missick and Christian Sturrup both managed a height of 1.90m.

Ackelia Smith then earned the under-17 women’s long jump title for Jamaica with a distance of 5.91m.

Her team-mate Velecia Williams followed with a leap of 5.73m, while Bahamas’ Anthaya Charlton rounded off the top three by jumping 5.64m.

Bahamas are hosting the Games for the eighth time this weekend with 500 athletes from 26 countries competing at the 47th edition of the event.

The CARIFTA Games, open to athletes in under-17 and under-20 categories, are designed to enhance relations between the English-speaking countries of the Caribbean.