Day three of competition is complete at the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin ©Getty Images

Germany's Elvira Amirov was among the star performers on the third day of competition at the Special Olympics World Games, earning two of the first swimming gold medals awarded.

Amirov led a home one-two with Kristine Koch in the women's 50 metres breaststroke level A FA01 event, triumphing in 45.81 seconds at the Schwimm- und Sprunghalle im Europasportpark in Berlin.

She also won her race over the 25m distance in 20.69 for a double success.

The other 50m breaststroke level A titles went to Greece's Aris Makris in 43.91 in the MA01 and Uganda's Feni Larry in 31.97 in the MA02.

India's Madhav Madan narrowly won the 25m breaststroke race in the MA01 division in 18.26.

In the 25m breaststroke level B finals, Belgium's Melissa De Becker triumphed in the FB01 in 38.07, with a time of 35.75 securing gold for Spain's Francisco Navarro Marchal in the MB01.

Belgium earned another breaststroke gold in the 50m level B competition through Okke van der Gugten in 1min 02.87sec in the FB02.

Grettel Siles of Costa Rica won the FB01 over 50m in 1:27.46, while Egypt's Adham Mohamed claimed the MB01 in 51.67.

The first swimming medals were awarded today at the Special Olympics World Games ©Getty Images
The first swimming medals were awarded today at the Special Olympics World Games ©Getty Images

There were also medals in the 400m freestyle today.

At level A, Britain's Taylor MacKenzie triumphed in the women's FA01 in 5:26.63, and Hong Kong's Wong Yiu-fung in 4:45.34 in the men's MA01.

Level B races were won by Ecuador's Sandy Romero Cano in 7:38.31 in the FB01 and Iran's Shahou Mohammadi in 7:44.19 in the MB01.

Team bowling finals were held today at Bowling World.

Sweden won the D01 title, with Finland taking D02 gold, Belgium the D03 title by just seven points ahead of Britain and Italy the D04 winners.

In the unified team sports, Curaçao triumphed in the D05, Guatemala in the D06 and the US in the D07.

There were also golds for Malta in the D08 and Hong Kong in D09.

The United Arab Emirates won two of the first roller skating golds at Eissporthalle Charlottenburg through Marwa Murshed in the 30m straight line D01 and Ghanem Almemari in the D02, with Romania the other winners in that discipline through Mihai Arsenie in the D03.

India, China and Hungary each had two winners in the 500m race roller skating.

The first medals were also awarded in cycling and equestrian today, and continued in athletics, powerlifting and rhythmic gymnastics.

Medals are due to be awarded in 12 sports tomorrow, including first golds in badminton, judo, table tennis and boccia.