England's Zoe Smith capped a remarkable return from injury to produce a 210kg combined Commonwealth Games record to storm to gold in the women's 58kg category in Glasgow.

The Olympic bronze medalist from London 2012 was in second position after a successful lift of 92kg in the snatch, trailing Michaela Breeze of Wales.

But a lift of 118kg, a Commonwealth record, saw the 20 year old better her bronze from Delhi by claiming gold to add to her European title won in Israel.

Nigeria's Ndidi Winifred won silver while Breeze, who came of retirement for Glasgow, took the bronze.

"I am over the moon," said Smith. "I still can't believe it. Having that 118kg above my head and getting the down signal was the biggest wave of relief. It was amazing.

"This has been a long time coming. I was always going for gold but if I was getting one was another ting entirely. I can go back to all those people and say 'yeah I got it'.

"I was panicking [over making the 58kg weight]. I was thinking I am either going to have to kick one of the 63kg's out or not compete at all."

The snatch section began with tactical jousting between both Breeze and Smith, with the Welsh women breaking the Commonwealth record twice with lifts of 91kg and 93kg, to take the lead going into the clean and jerk.

Smith, who has suffered from a host of injuries in 2013, after several injury problems, lay in second after lifting 92kg and knew that as the British record holder she held the upper hand heading into the second half of the competition.

Nigeria's Ndidi Winfred was piling the pressure on in third, and was unfortunate not to be leading at the halfway point, after being penalised despite seemingly successfully lifting at 95kg.

Ndidi and Breeze swapped the lead after lifting 111kg and 109kg respectively, but Smith soared into the lead with a Commonwealth record lift of 112kg.

The 35 year old Breeze was unable to respond with her third attempt at 113kg, leaving her clinging onto silver which she eventually usurped as Winifred succeeded on 116kg.

But Smith had the final word, and finished with a flourish with a Games record of 118kg to clinch gold.