Ukraine won 18 of their 31 IBSA World Games gold medals in powerlifting competitions ©Will Cheshire

Ukraine's powerlifters dominated at the International Blind Sports Association (IBSA) World Games to help spur the country to a leading tally of 31 gold medals in the British city of Birmingham.

The most impressive of Ukraine's 18 powerlifting golds came courtesy of Andrii Myronets in the men's under-82.5-kilograms category.

He squatted 223kg to set a new world record on his way to the title with a combined score of 623 after three squats, three bench presses and three deadlifts.

On the same day, Ahmed Hemid also set a new world best squat in the men's under-75kg class.

The Egyptian lifted 213kg but it was not enough for him to take the overall title as he could only muster an overall score of 588, falling short of Ukrainian Roman Kurov's 620.

It was not just powerlifting success that Ukraine tasted, but also in the men's partially sighted football tournament.

The world number one side defeated host nation England 4-3 following a dramatic finish that saw Vadym Shvets take the winner with 22 seconds left.

Ukraine won the men's partially sighted football world title for a third year running after beating England 4-3 ©David Hall
Ukraine won the men's partially sighted football world title for a third year running after beating England 4-3 ©David Hall

The result meant that Ukraine clinched their third consecutive world title, with goals also coming Ilia Lubashev and Robert Tremba while Shvets secured a brace.

England's Adam Lione put in a formidable performance as he bagged a hat-trick but it was not enough for the Para Lions to claim a first title.

Spain won the bronze medal with an emphatic 9-0 win over Japan. 

The blind football tournaments ended in a golden double for Argentina as they prevailed in both the men's and women's events. 

The women's final was won 2-1 against Japan to make Argentina the first women's world champions after Sweden beat India on penalties for bronze.

Argentina's men beat China via a shoot-out for the gold following a third place finish for Brazil who downed Colombia 7-1.

Another first went the way of India as they became the first ever cricket team to win silverware at the IBSA World Games after defeating Australia by nine wickets in the women's tournament at Edgbaston Stadium.

Australia finished with 114 runs for eight wickets after the allotted 20 overs, but India were set a revised target of 42 due to rain interference which they chased down in just 3.3 overs.

The triumph was hailed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Kudos to the Indian women's blind cricket team for winning the Gold at the IBSA World Games!" he wrote on social media.

"A monumental achievement that exemplifies the indomitable spirit and talent of our sportswomen.

"India beams with pride!"

Pakistan then denied a clean sweep for India as they won the men's tournament by eight wickets.