Kosuke Hagino won one of Japan's two gold medals in swimming ©Taipei 2017

Japan claimed two gold medals on the third night of swimming action at the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade.

Kosuke Hagino opened his country's account for the evening by winning the men's 200 metres individual medley in a Universiade record time of 1min 57.35sec at the Taiwan Sport University Arena.

He beat his fellow countryman Daiya Seto, who managed to come second in 1:58.73.

Joe Litchfield of Great Britain completed the top three with his time of 1:59.36.

Kanako Watanabe then doubled Japan's gold tally for the night after finishing fastest in the women's 100m breaststroke.

She posted a time of 1:06.85 which was good enough to beat compatriot Reona Aoki.

Aoki was forced to settle for silver in 1:07.36 with Andrea Cottrell of the United States completing the top three in 1:07.37.

Lithuania's Danas Rapsys claimed his second medal of Taipei 2017 during the session.

After finishing third in the men's 100m backstroke yesterday, Rapsys touched the wall first in the men's 200m freestyle in a time of 1:45.75.

Kacper Majchrzak of Poland took the silver medal in 1:46.19 while bronze went to Mikhail Vekovishchev of Russia in 1:46.48.

Italy's Gregorio Paltrinieri, the Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist, produced arguably the performance of the night to win the men's 1,500m freestyle final.

He set a Universiade record of 14:47.75 to win gold after decimating the rest of the field.

Mykhailo Romanchuk of Ukraine finished just under 10 seconds behind to win silver in 14:57.51.

Bronze went to Gergely Gyurta of Hungary in 15:01.11.

Rim Un Sim won North Korea's fifth weightlifting gold medal ©Taipei 2017
Rim Un Sim won North Korea's fifth weightlifting gold medal ©Taipei 2017

Siobhan Bernadette Haughey of Hong Kong won her country's first medal of Taipei 2017.

She was quickest in the women's 100m freestyle final and managed to fend off two Russian swimmers to win in a time of 54.10.

Mariia Kameneva of Russia clinched the silver medal in 54.37 while her compatriot, Arina Openysheva, rounded out the podium in 54.89.

Mexican duo Adan Emidio Zuniga and Arantxa Chavez won gold in the mixed synchronised 3m springboard diving competition at the University of Taipei.

They were in a class of their own and collected an overall score of 302.01 to leave the rest of the field way behind.

Ukraine's Stanislav Oliferchyk and Viktoriya Kesar secured the silver medal on 284.64 while Italians Laura Bilotta and Gabriele Auber rounded out the podium on 277.14.

In weightlifting competition today, North Korea's Rim Un Sim continued her country's dominance so far at Tamkang University.

They have now won five of the eight golds here following Rim's success in the women's 63 kilograms event.

As well as claiming a snatch Universiade best of 106kg, she finished on a total score of 236kg, which is also a record for this event.

Russia's Tima Turieva finished in silver medal position on 226kg while Chiang Nien-Hsin of hosts Chinese Taipei came third on 223kg.

Kazakhstan’s Aidar Kazov lifted the men's 77kg title with an overall score of 331kg.

It was one kilogram heavier than Russia's Viacheslav Iarkin, who took the silver medal on 330kg.

Canadian Alex Bellemarre lifted 169kg in the clean and jerk to end the competition with an overall total of 316kg for bronze.

Iran's Armin Hadipour Seighalani, right, won the men's under-54kg gold medal ©Taipei 2017
Iran's Armin Hadipour Seighalani, right, won the men's under-54kg gold medal ©Taipei 2017

The first four medals in combat taekwondo were also awarded today at Taoyuan Arena.

Ukraine's Iryna Romoldanova saw off Cyprus' Kyriaki Kouttouki 5-3 in the final of the women's under-46kg competition.

France's Sarah Zohra Adidou and Shae Rom Kim of Germany both rounded out the podium.

Turkey's Hatice Kubra Ilgun took the women's under-57kg title by the finest of margins.

Ilgun sealed victory with a narrow 15-14 win over South Korea's Ahreum Lee.

Anisiia Chelokhsaeva of Russia and Mexican Paulina Armeria Vecchi shared the two bronze medals.

Iran's Armin Hadipour Seighalani then inflicted further misery on South Korea by denying them in yet another final.

The Iranian overcame Heo Seongjoo 13-10 to win the men's under-54kg gold medal.

The category's two bronzes were won by Cesar Roman Rodriguez of Mexico and Australia's Bailey Malcolm Lewis.

Russia's Boris Krasnov then sealed the last gold as he won the men's under-68kg event.

He overcame Aykhan Taghizade of Azerbaijan 2-0 in the gold medal match.

Bronzes were won by Ahmad Abughaush of Jordan, the Rio 2016 Olympic champion, and Armenia's Sergey Vardazaryan.