Mohammed Al-Jaber was the men's road race ©Saudi Games

Mohammed Al-Jaber and Mishael Al-Hazmi were crowned champions of men's and women's road races during a busy day of gold medal events at the Saudi Games here in Riyadh.

The men's competition was held first, with cyclists starting out their 130-kilometre journey at 7:30am local time.

Hassan Al-Ibrahim briefly led before Al-Jaber assumed control, albeit by just a slender lead of two seconds.

He was being hunted by Fahhad Al-Ghamadi, who had his eyes glittering at the sight of gold.

However, despite temperatures reaching over 30 degrees in the final stages of the race, Al-Jaber held on to win the title outside the Prince Faisal bin Fahad Olympic Complex in 2hour 50min 20sec.

Al-Ghamadi clocked in two seconds after, and Al-Ibrahim secured bronze after timing 32sec slower than the race winner.

Later in the day, the peak Saudi Arabian heat made the women's contest and intriguing spectacle.

Al-Hazmi cruised to the win in the end, notching 1:47.10, with Monirah Al-Draiweesh and Martinez Erika following 10sec and 18sec after.

The first four Saudi Games swimming medals were won in a flurry of finals.

The road race finished was based outside the Prince Faisal bin Fahad Olympic Complex ©Saudi Games
The road race finished was based outside the Prince Faisal bin Fahad Olympic Complex ©Saudi Games

In the men's 50 metres freestyle, there was a shock as Emad Aldeen Basim Zaben defeated Tokyo 2020 Olympian Yousif Habib Bu Areesh by just 0.03sec at the swimming arena at the Prince Faisal bin Fahad Olympic Complex.

Zaben timed at 23.88sec to secure the gold medal while Faisal Al-Shilaty took bronze, touching the wall in 24.57sec.

Ali Alessa was the men's 100m backstroke champion after he recorded 58.98sec.

He was quick enough to breeze past Mohammed Boksmati, who clocked at 1:00.81, and Mohamed Gendi claimed third for finishing the race in 1:02.76.

Following their contest in the men's 50m breastsroke heat, Sultan Al-Otaibi defeated Loai Tashkandi again to seal take.

Al-Otaibi registered 29.72sec, which was 17sec faster than Tashkandi.

Mahomoud Khalid Yacoub stood on the podium with a bronze hanging around his neck following a race time of 30.68sec.

In the final swimming contest - the men's 400m freestyle - Ahmed Ali Al-Hashim touched the wall in 4:16.92 to fend off Zaid Al-Sarraj and Hassan Al-Bagshi.

Al-Sarraj and Al-Bagshi were 3.08sec and 3.87sec slower than the race winner.

Over at the Al-Riyadh Club, three weightlifting champions were decided.

Amal Al-Sharani triumphed in the women's 71-kilogram class following a total lift of 147kg.

Alanoud Al-Khelaifi made 139kg to secure silver and Lilia May became the bronze medallist for raising 136kg.

Ismail Al-Swyleh lifted 329kg to win the men's 89kg gold, with Ali Al-Abandi settling for silver after being two kilograms short of his opponent.

Nawaf Alaid achieved the bronze for totalling 319kg.

The final of weightlifting contest – the men's 102kg – was won by Ali Al-Othman, who dominated the proceedings with a tally of 332kg.

Khalil Al-Hamqan and Jehad Al-Ghazwi were little match as they could only record 317kg and 316kg.

The men's doubles padel final produced an absolute class with Omar Al-Thkb and Fahed Al-Saad marginally overcoming Abdulaziz Abdula and Abdulla Al-Faraj.

Al-Thkb and Al-Saad needed to be on their best form to register a 7-6, 6-7, 10-8 victory over their opponents.

In the bronze medal match, Abdul Rahman Al-Azzam and Sattam Al-Shahrani secured a win.

Areej Fareh and Sara Salhab were 6-3, 4-6, 10-5 victors over Alexa Timor and Samaher Kurdi to take the women's doubles title, with the podium being completed by Najwa Salhab and Noura Al-Sulayman.

Al-Bahah became goalball champions after dismantling host city Riyadh 11-1 and Ras had cause for celebration following their bronze medal success.

In golf, Faisal Al-Salbah won after two days of competition at the Riyadh Golf Club.

Saud Al-Sharif was the runner-up and Othman Al-Mulla came third.