Brazil won the women's football gold medal here this evening ©Taipei 2017

Brazil have won the women's football gold medal at the Summer Universiade following a dramatic extra-time winner here this evening.

The South Americans and Japan could not be separated throughout the contest, which was scoreless after 90 minutes at the Fu Jen University Stadium.

Another 22 minutes passed with neither side able to find a breakthrough until a goal finally arrived with eight minutes remaining.

A corner swung into the box was headed into the Japanese net by Diany Aparecida Martins to send the Brazilian squad crazy. 

Earlier today, Russia thrashed South Africa 5-0 to seal the bronze medal following two goals by Ekaterina Pantiukhina and sole strikes from Marina Fedorova, Natalia Mashina and Viktoriia Shkoda 

Elsewhere this evening, Australia had to hold on and fend off a resurgent Japan to win the women's basketball title at Taipei Arena.

Leading 73-51 before the start of the final quarter, Australia had to defend fiercely in the closing stages but did so to claim the gold medal 85-78.

Chinese Taipei claimed an emphatic 81-66 win over Russia to win the bronze medal. 

Diany Aparecida Martins scored the winner for Brazil in the 112th minute ©Taipei 2017
Diany Aparecida Martins scored the winner for Brazil in the 112th minute ©Taipei 2017

Russia took the women's volleyball gold medal following a four-set victory over Japan at the Taiwan University Sports Center.

They won the first set 25-18 but were soon pegged back by the Japanese, who took the second 25-17.

Unfazed by being brought level, Russia narrowly claimed both the third and fourth sets 25-22 to seal the title.

Ukraine claimed the bronze medal after coming from behind to beat Chinese Taipei 14-25, 25-13, 25-14, 25-21.

Japan's Masataka Morizono and partner Yuya Oshima claimed the men's doubles table tennis title this evening at the New Taipei City Xinzhuang Gymnasium.

They prevailed in a five-set thriller against Jang Woojin and Lim Jonghoon of South Korea 12-10, 6-11, 11-4, 11-4, 11-9.

Chinese Taipei dominated the bronze medals with the pairings of Chen Chien-An and Chiang Hung-Chieh and Lee Chia-Sheng and Liao Cheng-Ting claiming one each.

Following on from their compatriots' success in the men's event, Ayami Narumoto and Rei Yamamoto of Japan won the women's doubles gold medal.

They overcame North Korean duo Cha Hyo Sim and Kim Nam Hae 10-12, 11-7, 11-8, 12-10, 12-10.

South Korea's Jeon Jihee and Lee Eunhye, as well as Japan's Minami Ando and Rika Suzuki, rounded out the top three with bronze medal finishes.

Russia won the women's volleyball gold ©Taipei 2017
Russia won the women's volleyball gold ©Taipei 2017

Russia’s Iuliia Bravikova was crowned as the rhythmic gymnastics all-around champion at the Nangang Exhibition Center.

The 18-year-old finished the event with an overall score of 71.200 points.

Ekaterina Selezeva, also of Russia, took the silver medal with a total of 69.175 points.

The pair were some way clear of third place finisher Hanna Bazhko at the end of the four disciplines with the Belorussian scoring 62.700 to win bronze.

Ukraine then sealed the group all-around gold medal following competition in the five hoops and three balls and two ropes disciplines this evening.

They scored 17.550 points in the five hoops before adding 16.000 in the second stage to finish on a total score of 33.550.

Hosts Chinese Taipei thrilled local fans by winning the silver medal on 32.000 points.

Russia completed the podium positions, taking bronze after amassing 31.350 points.