BOXER Lauren Price has followed shooter Mike Wixey in striking gold for Wales and Gwent on the penultimate day of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Bargoed’s Price was on the right end of a split decision to beat Australian Caitlin Parker in the women’s 75kg final.

For Price, her victory followed a bronze medal at the last Commonwealths in Glasgow in 2014.

"I knew it was going to be tough, boxing an Australian in her backyard, but I pulled it off," said Price.

"I am the first Welsh women's boxer to win Commonwealth Games gold and I am happy with that."

Earlier today, Wixey, from Abergavenny, won gold in the men’s trap, following his wife Sarah onto the medal podium after she claimed bronze in the women’s trap yesterday.

Wixey won with a new Games record, finishing three shots ahead of England's Aaron Heading, while Malta’s Brian Galea came third.

"It feels fantastic and it is still sinking in," said Wixey. "I have been shooting very well and I knew I was in with a chance.

“I was in first place in qualification going into the final and I was just very determined to go for a medal and come away with the gold.”

He added: "We had a brief celebration after Sarah's medal last night and we will do that properly now.

"The Welsh team has won five medals and done very well indeed and I think it's the best Games ever for Welsh shooting."

Sadly for Price’s teammate Rosie Eccles, gold proved to be just out of her reach as she lost on points to England’s Sandy Ryan in the 69kg final.

And Wales bagged another silver courtesy of Newport’s Jon Mould in the men’s road race.

Mould looked like he had timed his sprint for the line to perfection but was just pipped by Aussie Steele von Hoff.

"I am really chuffed," said Mould. "Coming down the finish line I went flat out and as fast as I could.

"I had a chat with Luke (Rowe) and he said he would commit to helping me for a sprint.

"It was all about the track but sometimes when you want something it does not work out.

"There was no pressure coming into this and it worked out. To finish with a silver is mega."

Teammate Dani Rowe, who switched allegiances to Wales before the Games, won bronze in the women’s race.

Wales are now guaranteed to win at least 36 medals on the Gold Coast, matching the record total they achieved in Glasgow.