Eirini Deligianni was among Greece's four finswimming gold medallists at the 2019 Mediterranean Beach Games ©II Mediterranean Beach Games, Patras 2019/Facebook

Hosts Greece claimed four gold medals in finswimming as action continued at the Mediterranean Beach Games in Patras.

Among the home nation's quartet of winners was Ioannis Pipinias, who came out on top in the men's 50 metres apnoea event in 14.600sec at the A.Pepanos venue.

Compatriot Anastasios Mylonakis finished second in 14.670, while Croatia's Filip Strikinac came third in 15.000.

There were also victories for Greece via Christos Bonias in the men's 50m bi-fins, Eirini Deligianni in the women's 100m surface finswimming and Konstantinos Drygoutis in the men's 200m bi-fins.

Bonias triumphed in 19.350, with Stefanos Antoniadis second in 19.800, and Italy's Riccardo Romano third in 19.800. 

Deligianni prevailed in 41.170 ahead of Croatia’s Dora Bassi in 41.200 and Italy’s Erica Barbon in 41.860 after original winner Maelle Lecoeur of France was disqualified.

Drygoutis took victory in 1:35.580, Tunisia's Youssef Naffeti was second in 1:38.500, and Spain's Jose Antonio Alonso Tellez third in 1:39.340.

There were also two finswimming gold medals for Italy, with Viola Magoga winning the women's 100m bi-fins title before helping her country's mixed 4x50m bi-fins team to success.

Magoga topped the podium in her individual event in 49.730, with Greece's Sofia Ktena second in 50.060 and France's Alycia Klein third in 50.080.

She then joined forces with Elisa Mammi, Michele Russo and Romano to clinch the team crown in 1:23.470.

Greece's Antoniadis, Bonias, Ktena and Evdoxia Thomakou were silver medallists in 1:23.950, while Spain's Alonso Tellez, Silvia Barnes Corominas, Sonia Fargas Mexia and Antonio Perez Romero took bronze in 1:25.420.

Today's two other gold medals in the sport went to Turkey's Tugcan Kaytar and France's Loren Baron in the men's 200m and women's 400m surface finswimming events, respectively.

Kaytar edged Greece's Mylonakis after both clocked a time of 1:22.490 and third place went to Italy's Davide De Ceglie in 1:23.370.

Baron, meanwhile, touched home in 3:21.820 and was followed by Greece's Ioanna Panagiotidou in 3:24.580 and Italy's Silvia Sevignani in 3:25.450.

Action in Patras continues tomorrow.