The Closing Ceremony was held for the 2019 South American Beach Games in Rosario ©Rosario 2019

Hosts Argentina have topped the medal table at the South American Beach Games with the Closing Ceremony held in Rosario.

The hosts gained 17 gold medals, 19 silver and 13 bronze.

They secured a number of medals on the final day, including silver in the beach football at Red Stadium.

They were defeated by a dominant Brazilian side, who won 8-1. 

Colombia took bronze with a 6-5 victory against Paraguay. 

Brazil also picked up golds in the beach tennis events, with Thales Oliveira seeing off Venezuela's Ramón Guedez 7-5, 6-2 in the men's singles.

Rafaela Miller won the women's singles, beating compatriot Joana Dos Santos 6-3, 6-1. 

Brazil took gold in the beach football at the South American Beach Games ©Rosario 2019
Brazil took gold in the beach football at the South American Beach Games ©Rosario 2019

Another Brazilian gold came in the stand up paddle surf long distance competition, with Lena Guimaraes Ribeiro triumphing in the women's event in 2:00:45.

Argentina's Juliette Duhaime took silver in 2:07:00, while Venezuela's Edimar Luque obtained bronze in 2:09:57.

In the men's event, Peru's Vicente Delgado finished in 1:48:21 to win gold, while Brazil's Vinnicius Furtado took silver in 1:49:02 and Argentina's Francisco Giusti claimed bronze in 1:55:44.

The day's action was followed by the Closing Ceremony, featuring a speech by Rosario's mayor, Monica Fein. 

"My thanks to all those who during these years planned, thought and dreamed of this," she said.

"It was not easy, it took a lot of effort and few hours of sleep, but we had the opportunity to show the continent what we are capable of."