Vladimir Morozov of Russia celebrates after winning gold in the men's 50m backstroke final ©Getty Images

Russia's Vladimir Morozov grabbed two gold medals on the second day of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Cup in Tokyo.

In the season-opener to the three-legged series at the Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center Morozov stormed to gold in the men's 50 metres backstroke.

He touched home in 24.53sec to claim his second gold in two days, having won the men's 50m freestyle title yesterday.

Michael Andrew from the United States was second in 24.87 as Belarussian Mikita Tsmyh took the bronze medal in 25.06.

Morozov completed a hat-trick of golds when winning the 100m freestyle in 48.12.

America's Blake Pieroni edged out Hungarian Szebasztian Szabo by 0.02 seconds to claim silver in 48.43.

Fresh from securing a fourth consecutive 400m individual medley World Championship title in Gwnagju, Katinka Hosszú set a World Cup record to claim her second gold of the meet in 4min 32.30sec.

The Hungarian was almost two seconds clear of Japan's Yui Ohashi, who finished in 4:34.27 for silver, with Spaniard Mireia Belmonte taking bronze in 4:34.47.

Hosszú had to settle for silver in the women's 100m backstroke as Australia's Emily Seebohm took victory in 59.44.

Hosszú held off Federica Pellegrini for silver in 59.65 as the Italian took the final step on the podium in 1:00.13.

Hungary's Katinka Hosszú set an FINA World Cup record in the women's 400m individual medley ©Getty Images
Hungary's Katinka Hosszú set an FINA World Cup record in the women's 400m individual medley ©Getty Images

Madison Wilson and Brianna Throssell were part of the Australian relay team that set a world record in the 4x200m freestyle final in Gwangju and they served up a 1-2 for Australia in the 200m freestyle final.

Throssell won gold in 1:56.99 as Wilson trailed behind in 1:57.44, while 17-year-old Nagisa Ikemoto won the bronze medal for Japan in 1:58.19.

Japanese hopes were high in Tokyo for a gold medal for Rio 2016 silver medallist Kosuke Hagino in the men's 200m individual medley.

He had to settle for bronze though in 2:00.03, as Australia's Mitch Larkin took gold in a FINA World Cup record of 1:57.06 ahead of team-mate Thomas Fraser-Holmes in 2:00.00.

There was more success for Australia in the 4x100m freestyle mixed relay as the quartet of Cameron McEvoy, Fraser-Holmes, Wilson and Cate Campbell set a FINA World Cup record of 3:24.89 in claiming the gold medal.

Hungary won the silver medal in 3:27.56 with Singapore taking bronze in 3:27.76.

The first leg of the FINA World Cup, taking place at the venue due to stage the water polo during next year's Olympic Games in the Japanese capital, is scheduled to continue tomorrow.