Commonwealth Games gold medal added to Melissa Tapper's honour board

GOLDEN MOMENT: Hamilton's Melissa Tapper is now a Commonwealth Games gold medallist.

GOLDEN MOMENT: Hamilton's Melissa Tapper is now a Commonwealth Games gold medallist.

MELISSA Tapper is the toast of Hamilton after securing her first Commonwealth Games individual gold medal.

The table tennis ace outshone Nigerian opponent Faith Obazuaye in the women’s TT6-10 decider on the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Tapper, 28, took four sets to claim the top prize, winning 7-11 11-2 11-6 11-3.

The TT6-10 category is for athletes with varying limb impairments.

Tapper’s medal will sit alongside the team bronze she won at the 2014 Glasgow Games.

She visited Warrnambool to speak with Clontarf College students in the lead up to the Gold Coast competition, sharing her inspirational story.