Italy celebrate their beach soccer final win over Portugal at the Mediterranean Beach Games ©Patras 2019

Italy beat Portugal in the beach soccer final as action concluded at the Mediterranean Beach Games in Greek city Patras.

The Italians prevailed 7-5 at the Artemis venue to successfully defend the title they won when hosting the inaugural edition of the multi-sport event in Pescara in 2015.

Earlier in the day, France defeated Morocco 5-1 in the bronze-medal match. 

In aquathlon, Spain triumphed in both the men's and women's events.

Kevin Tarek Viñuela González took the men's crown in 29 min 18.81sec, with Portugal's Pedro Nuno Araújo Mendes second in 29:21.91, and Syria's Mohamad Masoo third in 31:13.75.

The women's title was won by Sara Guerrero Manso in 34:11.61, as Portugal's Ana Luísa Vieira Ramos claimed the silver medal in 36:09.22, with Cyprus' Stavroulla Pericleous bagging the bronze in 37:21.24.

Beach wrestling medals were handed out today ©MBG Patras 2019/Twitter
Beach wrestling medals were handed out today ©MBG Patras 2019/Twitter

France dominated the water-ski events, securing three of the four gold medals on offer.

There were wins for Ambre Franc in the women's slalom, Maxime Roux in the men's wakeboard and Aurélie Godet in the women's wakeboard.

Franc finished ahead of compatriot Camille Poulain Ferarios and Greece's Angeliki Andriopoulou, while Roux held off Italy's Igor Colombo and Greece's Nikolaos Plytas Iliadis. 

Godet beat Italy's Julia Molinari and Greece's Aikaterini Andreopoulou to top spot.

The one other water-ski gold medal went to Greece's Filippos Kyprios, the winner of the men's slalom ahead of Italy's Nicholas Benatti and France's Tanguy Dailland.

Greece headed the beach wrestling medal standings after clinching two of the six golds up for grabs.

Italy, France, Albania and Spain also had one victory each.

The overall medal table was also led by the home nation with 19 golds, 16 silvers and 11 bronzes.

Italy finished second with 15 golds, 13 silvers and 11 bronzes, while France came third with 13 golds, seven silvers and 12 bronzes.