Tapp, who is the current five-time Paratriathlon world champion, was had a two minute lead on English athlete Jade Jones heading into the last section of the race but was overtaken during the run.

"I think I broke down at the end there," she said

"I'm trying not to fixate on the outcome.

"The competition was fierce out there today, going forward, this really sets a benchmark for me to see where my competitors are at," Tapp said.

Paratriathlon was making its debut in the Commonwealth Games, building on its success from the 2016 Olympics and the sport’s increasing profile across the globe. 

There was a moment of concern for Parker after she lost concentration heading into the finishing line and crashed into the barrier.

But help arrived and she carried on to finish the race with a bronze medal and was delighted with her performance.

"I'm so happy with my performance, so stoked with bronze today," she said.

Paratriathlon is set to be included in Tokyo 2020 with both athletes focused to building to the Olympics in two years time.

Australian Sara Tait was also in the event and finished sixth.