Nicholas Paul earned men's sprint gold in Barranquilla ©Getty Images

Trinidad and Tobago's Nicholas Paul clinched men's sprint gold as track cycling competition continued at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla.

The 19-year-old progressed through to the final at the Velódromo Alcides Nieto Patiño as he looked to add to the team sprint title he earned earlier in the Games.

Paul faced a tough challenge in Colombia's home favourite Fabian Puerta, the reigning world champion in the men's keirin.

His task became harder when he was relegated in their first ride in the final, leaving Paul needing a victory in the second to keep his hopes alive.

He achieved the feat, with the teenager then able to win the decider to claim an impressive gold.

Colombia's Kevin Quintero earned bronze by beating Trinidad and Tobago's Njisane Phillip in the bronze medal ride.

There was success for Colombia in the men's omnium as Edwin Avila topped the standings with 157 points at the end of the four events.

He was followed by Mexico's Ignacio Prado and Akil Campbell of Trinidad and Tobago, who achieved 147 and 128 points respectively.

Mexico celebrated a one-two in the women's 500 metres time trial as Jessica Salazar and Luz Gaxiola achieved times of 33.570 and 34.155 seconds respectively.

Bronze was earned by Colombia's Martha Bayona, who finished in 34.413.

Cuba's Marlies Majias continued her excellent Games as she added individual pursuit gold to her women's scratch race and team pursuit titles.

She overcame her team-mate Arlenis Sierra in the gold medal race, while Trinidad and Tobago's Teneil Campbell beat Mexico's Jessica Bonilla to bronze.

Cuba's Arlenis Sierra and Yudelmis Dominguez combined impressively to win the women's madison event with 46 points.

The duo snatched victory from Mexico's Lizabeth Salazar and Sofia Arreola by winning the final sprint, which was worth double points.

The Mexican pairing finished on the same number of points in second.

The podium was completed by Colombia's Jessica Parra and Jannie Salcedo, who finished with 30 points.

Women's handball gold was earned by the Dominican Republic, after their team beat Puerto Rico 29-25 in the final.

Bronze was earned by Cuba, who overcame Mexico 29-21.

Mexico enjoyed double gold in the racquetball singles events, with Daniel De La Rosa earning the men's title.

He beat Colombia's Mario Mercado 9-15, 15-2, 15-5 to secure the gold.

Paola Longoria triumphed in the women's event, as she beat Guatemala's Ana Martinez 15-13, 15-7.

Mexico extended their lead at the top of the medal table having moved onto 71 golds.

Hosts Colombia and Cuba complete the top three with 42 and 34 golds respectively.