It was Paralympic champion Ollie Hynd who claimed Great Britain’s first gold medal of the Championships in the 200m individual medley SM8.
Hynd (2:22.40) set a new European record to top the podium ahead of Russia’s Konstantin Lisenkov (2:26.62) and China’s Maodong Song (2:26.89).
Belrusian Ihar Boki (56.74) set his second world record of the event, wining his third world title of the week in the men’s 100m backstroke S13.
Russia have had a great championships so far, today doubling their world record count to four and winning seven gold medals, leaving them top of the medal table.
After setting a world record in the morning’s heats, Valeriia Shabalina (2:04.98) lowered the record by more than a second in the final of the women’s 200m freestyle to take the gold. Great Britain’s 2013 world champion Jessica-Jane Applegate (2:06.98) was second, and Dutch Marlou van der Kulk (2:11.73) third.
As well as taking New Zealander Cameron Leslie’s world title in the men’s 150m individual medley SM4, Roman Zhdanov (2:25.24) also took his world record, Leslie took the Silver.
Darya Stukalova (1:06.75) was just a finger-tip ahead of Great Britain’s 2013 world champion Hannah Russell (1:06.79) to take gold in the women’s 100m backstroke S12. Spain’s Maria Nadal Delgado (1:14.51) was third.
“I’m really happy with silver,” Russell said. “It’s all those small technical things that I need to go away and work on with my coach and see what I can tweak.”
Viacheslav Emeliantsev (1:56.87) rounded off the Russian gold rush in the men’s 200m freestyle S14 over Iceland’s Jon Margeir Sverrisson (1:58.06). Great Britain’s Thomas Hamer won his first World Championships medal with bronze, at only 16.
Daniel Dias kept up his 100% streak, in a very close and exciting race, winning his third gold medal in the men’s 200m freestyle S5. Glasgow’s own Andrew Mullen (2:41.35) put in an exceptional performance to take silver and the USA’s Roy Perkins (2:45.41) took bronze.
Join us again tomorrow for a round-up of the morning’s heats, as well as live tweets from the Finals and a round-up of the final races later in the evening. You can catch a full list of results on the IPC Swimming website.