Russia’s Iuliia Bravikova earned a hat-trick of gold medals today ©Taipei 2017

Russia’s Iuliia Bravikova claimed three gold medals duringa bumper programme of rhythmic gymnastics here today on the penultimate day of competition at Taipei 2017.

Bravikova had won the all round individual title yesterday and showed her class again throughout the individual apparatus finals.

She firstly earned gold in the individual hoop competition, achieving a score of 18.450 points.

Her compatriot Ekaterina Selezneva was second on 17.600 points, while Ukraine’s Kateryna Lutsenko rounded off the podium, finishing with a score of 16.400.

Bravikova was soon back on top of the podium as she scored 17.900 points in the individual clubs final, with Ukraine’s Kateryna Lutsenko and Ekaterina Selezneva of Russia earning silver and bronze medals by achieving 16.525 and 16.100 respectively.

The ribbon final saw Bravikova lead the way with a total of 16.550 points as Selezneva was again made to settle for the silver, having scored 14.950.

Japan's Takana Tatsuzawa won the bronze with 14.600 points.

Selezneva still topped the podium today as the Russian won the ball final with a score of 17.000 points

Silver was claimed by Bravikova on 16.750, while Belarus’ Mariya Trubach, who achieved a tally of 16.450 for the bronze medal.

Russian success continued in the five hoops final, with their squad achieving a total score of 17.525 for their routine.

Japan had a higher difficulty score but their execution was not able to match that high standard, as they ended second with a score of 17.350 points.

North Korea, who managed 16.550 points, won the bronze medal. 

The gold medal also went to Russia in the three balls and two ropes final, as they achieved a score of 17.450 points.

Chinese Taipei took the silver medal with 15.600 points and Ukraine's 15.550 saw them secure bronze.

A total of 10 wushu gold medals were awarded today ©Taipei 2017
A total of 10 wushu gold medals were awarded today ©Taipei 2017

Iran proved one of the most successful nations in wushu competition today, as they men’s team secured a quick-fire treble.

Erfan Ahangarian defeated China’s Zhao Fuxiang in the men’s 60 kilogram sanda final by a 2-0 score.

The pair were joined on the podium by Russia’s Ali Magomedov and Jo Sung-Hyun of South Korea.

Jafar Shirzadeh Topraghlo followed his compatriots success as the Iranian defeated Kazakhstan’s Ruslan Libirov 2-0 in the men’s 70kg final.

Armenia’s Karapet Tevosyan and Indonesia’s Puja Riyaya were the bronze medallists

Iran’s hat-trick was completed by Hamid Reza Ladvar, as he overcame China’s Li Shengnan 2-0 to secure the men’s under 80kg crown.

It was bronze medals for Turkey’s Yavuz Kazanci and Kazakhstan’s Bagdat Kenzhetayev, following their semi-final losses.

South Korea’s Kim Hye-bin prevented further Iranian success by beating Arezou Salminghalehtaki 2-1 in the women's 52kg final, as Chen Wei-Ting of Chinese Taipei and Junita Malau of Indonesia took bronze.

China’s Jian Xianting emerged as a 2-0 winner over Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yi-Ju in the women’s 60kg event, the pair joined on the podium bu Ukraine’s Ilona Olkhovyk and Trieu Thi Thuy of Vietnam.

There was further success for China as with Yuan Peng sealed a 2-0 victory against Jomar Balangui.

South Korea’s Byeon Seongji and Isiah Enriquez of the United States won the bronze medals. 

Li Mengnan triumphed in the men’s taolu, daoshu and gunshu event as the Chinese athlete managed a score of 9.65 points for his performance to take the title.

It added to his victory in the taolu changquan competition on Sunday (August 27).

He finished clear of Russia’s Ilias Khusnutdinov and Iran’s Amir Mohammadrezaei, who scored 9.61 and 9.50 points respectively.

Lai Liuyan then won in both disciplines of the women’s nanquan and nandao event to take gold on 19.04 points.

The Chinese athlete was followed by Malaysia’s Tan Cheong Min, who took the silver on 18.73 points, while Iran’s Fatemah Heidari was third with 18.70.x

The home crowed were delighted when Hsu Kai-kuei triumphed in the men’s nanquan and nangun competition as the Chinese Taipei athlete managed a points tally of 19.18 points in the two disciplines.

Malaysia’s Calvin Wai Leon Lee won the silver medal by finishing with a total of 18.85 points, with Japan’s Yoshitaka Asayama third on 18.74.

Macau’s Li Yi took her second of the Universiade, having already won the changquan event.

Li prevailed this time in the jianshu and qiangshu competition, finishing with a tally of 9.58 points.

South Korea’s Seo Hee-ju and the United States’ Emily Fan earned the silver and bronze medals.

Japan convincingly won the men's baseball final ©Taipei 2017
Japan convincingly won the men's baseball final ©Taipei 2017

Japan were confirmed as winners of the men’s baseball tournament, as they stormed to a convincing 10-0 win over the US.

South Korea sealed the bronze medal, their team earning a 6-2 success against the Czech Republic.

Women’s water polo action concluded with the US beating Hungary 16-9 in the final.

Japan edged the bronze medal match 12-11 against Russia.

The hosts concluded billiards action with double gold medal success.

Their pairing of Wei Tzu-Chien and Kuo Szu-Ting claimed the women’s 9-ball doubles gold.

They defeated South Korea’s Jang Yoon Hye and Jeong Eunsu 9-3 in the final.

The bronze was claimed by Mongolia, who secured a 9-3 victory over Singapore.

Chinese Taipei sealed a second billiards gold medal of the day in the men's doubles event, overcoming Japan 11-4

Norway claimed the bronze medal after they narrowly beat Singapore 11-10.