Kyle Chalmers broke the men's 100m freestyle short course world record ©Getty Images

Australia's Kyle Chalmers broke the 13-year-old men’s short course 100 metres freestyle world record on the second day of the International Swimming Federation World Cup in Kazan.

Chalmers, the Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist and Tokyo 2020 runner-up, produced a blistering performance at the Aquatics Palace in the Russian city.

The 23-year-old touched the wall in a time of 44.84 seconds, shaving 0.1 off the previous record set by France's Amaury Leveaux back in 2008.

Leveaux’s record was set during the "super suit era", prior to the introduction of a FINA ban on full length bodysuits and non-textile swimsuits which were believed to have aided times.

Chalmers' dominance was highlighted by a 1.48 second margin of victory over Russia’s Vladimir Morozov, who finished as the runner-up.

Morozov’s compatriot Kliment Kolesnikov completed the podium in 46.35.

Chalmers was one of three Australians to triumph in the pool today, with Madison Wilson and Holly Barratt also earning victories.

Wilson boosted her lead at the top of the women’s overall standings by winning the women’s 200m freestyle in 1min 53.63sec.

Russia’s Ekaterina Nikonova and Australia’s Leah Neale finished in 1:54.58 and 1:54.67 to complete the top three.

Barratt edged Emma McKeon in the women’s 50m butterfly, clocking 24.75 to her compatriot’s 24.94.

Russia’s Arina Surkova placed third in 25.36.

The Netherlands’ Kira Toussaint remains in contention at the top of the women’s standings, with the second placed swimmer winning the women’s 100m backstroke final in 55.42.

Russia’s Daria Vaskina was 2.52 seconds adrift of the winner, with her compatriot Elizaveta Agapitova ending third in 58.27.

The host nation enjoyed success with Pavel Samusenko winning the men’s 50m backstroke event in 22.90, followed by team-mates Kolesnikov and Sergei Fesikov in 23.12 and 23.67.

Aleksei Rtishchev triumphed in the men’s 1500m freestyle final in 14:47.27, with just 0.99 seconds separating the Russian swimmer from second placed Akos Kalmar of Hungary.

Russia’s Sergei Semenov was third in 14:58.17.

United States’ Tom Shields produced an impressive performance to triumph in the men’s 200m butterfly event, finishing in a winning time of 1:52.42.

Belgium’s Louis Croenen pushed the American to the finish, eventually ending 0.9 behind.

Egor Pavlov of Russia was third in 1:55.45.

Madison Wilson continued her impressive World Cup campaign with another victory ©Getty Images
Madison Wilson continued her impressive World Cup campaign with another victory ©Getty Images

Japan’s reigning world champion Daiya Seto produced a World Cup record time of 1:50.66 to win the men’s 200m medley, finishing 1.66 clear of rising 18-year-old South African Matthew Sates.

Russia’s Daniil Pasynkov completed the podium places in 1:53.67.

The men’s 50m breaststroke final saw Fabian Schwingeschlogl earn a narrow victory, with the German swimmer finishing 0.07 clear of Dutch rival Arno Kamminga by achieving a time of 25.95.

Kirill Strenlnikov, another local swimmer, finished third in 26.12.

Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos celebrated victory in the women’s 400m medley, clocking 4:30.38.

Turkey’s Anastasiia Sorokina and Switzerland’s Viktoria Gunes finished in times of 4:32.64 and 4:33.94 to round off the podium.

The World Cup season will conclude tomorrow.