Slovakia's Robert Mezik was beaten in the gold medal match in the BC2 competition ©BISFed

Portugal’s Nelson Fernandes claimed gold in the BC2 final at the Boccia International Federation (BISFed) European Championships, as Britain enjoyed a hat-trick of gold medals.

The home favourite progressed to the final by overcoming team-mate Abílio Valente, the tournament top seed.

Fernandes emerged as a 3-2 winner in a tight contest at the Municipal Pavilion in Póvoa de Varzim.

He is then faced Slovakia’s Robert Mezik, who won his semi-final 7-1 against Israel’s Nadav Levi.

Fernandes came through a nervy match to clinch a 4-3 victory.

David Smith met Russia’s Mikhail Gutnik in the BC1 final, after the Rio 2016 champion secured impressive victories in his quarter and semi-final matches.

The Briton began the day by beating Spain’s Ferran Valdivia 7-0, before winning his last four match with Slovakia’s Thomas Kral 4-2.

The second semi-final saw Gutnik beat The Netherlands’ Daniel Perez 5-0.

Paralympic champion David Smith earn his third the BC1 European title ©Getty Images
Paralympic champion David Smith earn his third the BC1 European title ©Getty Images

Smith would find himself 4-0 down to Gutnik in the final, but the Briton hit back to win 5-4 and earn his third European title.

Britain also enjoyed have success in the BC3 competition, as Jamie McCowan secured a 3-2 semi-final win over Grigorios Polychronidis of Greece, the Rio 2016 silver medallist.

McCowan it saw him set up a clash with Damian Iskrzycki in the final, following the Polish athletes’ 10-1 win over the Czech Republic’s Adam Peška.

The British player found himself 7-4 down in the penultimate end of the final, but scored four points to clinch an 8-7 victory.

Stephen McGuire ensured there was a hat-trick British triumphs in finals as he won the BC4 competition.

McGuire sealed a 5-3 win against Slovakia’s Michaela Balcova to progress to the gold medal match.

He then faced the challenge of Russia’s Sergey Safin, who was a 5-2 winner against Ukraine’s Artem Kolinko in the last four.

McGuire enjoyed a more comfortable final, as the Briton secured a 6-1 win to claim the gold.