Silver medal

Silver medal keeps Nauru's Commonealth Games streak alive

The 18 year old lifted 243kg in the women's over 90kg division to finish a surprise second place behind the shock gold medallist, Feagaiga Stowers from Samoa.

The Brisbane-based Amoe-Tarrant started lifting on Nauru when she was 11 but only returned to the sport three years ago.

One of her goals was to compete at the Commonwealth Games but she admits winning a medal wasn't something she'd contemplated.

Nauru's judoka brothers secure family silverware

Instead they had to settle for a silver between them, secured by Ovini who lost to New Caledonia’s Teva Gouriou in the gold medal match.

However, two finals and a silver is no small achievement for a pair of brothers who only took up the sport four years ago in a country where it is relatively unknown.

Most people in Nauru, a small Micronesian island nation in the central Pacific, are not familiar with judo as Australian rules football (AFL) and weightlifting are the most popular sports there.

Emma Foy wins cycling silver in Rio

 The pair finished behind Great Britain in the women's B 3000m Individual Pursuit.

New Zealand's newest tandem pairing of Amanda Cameron and Hannah van Kampen finished fourth.

Foy, who only entered the sport of para-cycling just over three years ago, is joined by sighted pilot Thompson who brings extensive Paralympic Games experience after winning the trifecta of medals at London 2012.

Para-cycling was about team work with pilot Laura Thompson, Foy told Morning Report