Athletes Aaron Sexton and Sommer Lecky win Commonwealth Youth titles

Northern Ireland youths celebrate Commonwealth medals

Sprinter Aaron Sexton and long jumper Sommer Lecky both won gold as Northern Ireland clinched four medal medals on the last day of the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas.

North Down's Sexton won the 200m title in 21.57 seconds while Lecky's leap of 1.83m earned the high jump gold.

Boxers Anthony Johnston and Kane Tucker also clinched silver medals.

That brought up Northern Ireland's medal haul to 12 which equalled their record haul in Samoa in 2015.

The Northern Irish team will come home with two gold, five silver and five bronze medals.

North Down's Sexton, 16, qualified fourth fastest for Sunday's final where he edged out Danelson Mahautiere of Dominica by 0.04 seconds.

Sexton is also an Irish schools rugby international.

Castlederg 16-year-old Lecky is also in contention to compete in next year's Commonwealth Games in Australia after bettering Athletics Northern Ireland's consideration standard of 1.82m on several occasions.

Finn Valley's Lecky represented Ireland's senior team at the European Team Championship meeting last year.