Simona Quadarella won the women's 1,500 metres freestyle title ©Taipei 2017

Three Universiade records were set on a frantic night of swimming competition at Taipei 2017 here.

The first final saw Simona Quadarella of Italy set a new best of 15min 57.90sec to win the women's 1,500 metres freestyle title.

Sarah Koehler of Germany finished just under two seconds behind in 15:59.85 to claim silver while Hannah Moore of the United States rounded out the top three in 16:11.68.

Another Universiade record immediately fell when Yui Ohashi of Japan won the women's 200m individual medley gold medal in a new best time of 2:10.03.

Ella Frances Eastin of the United States finished over a second behind in 2:11.12 to take the silver medal while South Korean Kim Seoyeong sealed bronze after touching the wall in 2:11.62.

Japan's Nao Horomura then set the third Universiade record of the night when he won the men's 200m butterfly in a competition best time of 1:53.90.

Compatriot Daiya Seto finished second in 1:55.09 while Bence Biczo of Hungary occupied third place with his time of 1:56.16.

Elsewhere in the pool this evening, Andrew Wilson of the United States claimed the men's 200m breaststroke title.

The American touched the wall in a time of 2:08.45.

Kazakhstan's Dmitriy Balandin took silver in 2:09.70 while Rustam Gadirov of Russia rounded out the podium in 2:09.72.

Kim Kuk Hyang was comfortably the winner in the women's platform event today ©Taipei 2017
Kim Kuk Hyang was comfortably the winner in the women's platform event today ©Taipei 2017

Australia's Sian Whittaker won her second swimming gold medal of Taipei 2017.

After winning the women's 200m backstroke on Monday (August 21), the Australian also prevailed in this evening's 100m backstroke in a time of 1:00.14.

Hannah Stevens of the United States took silver in 1:00.23, with Anna Konishi of Japan earning bronze in 1:00.33.

Ireland claimed their first medal of Taipei 2017 with Shane Ryan winning the men's 50m backstroke final.

Ryan posted a time of 24.72 to claim first place by the finest of margins.

Justin Ress of the US finished 0.01 behind in 24.73 with Won Youngjun of South Korea completing the podium in 25.06.

Russia then brought tonight's swimming action to a close with victory in the women's 4x200m freestyle relay.

The team of Anastasia Guzhenkova, Valeriia Salamatina, Arina Openysheva and Mariia Baklakova posted a winning time of 7:55.28.

The United States finished with the silver medal in 7:55.32 with Japan completing the podium positions in 7:59.59.

In the sole diving event today, North Korea claimed a memorable one-two.

Kim Kuk Hyang was comfortably the winner in the women's platform event.

She produced an overall score of 350.55 points to finish 15 points clear of her nearest rival and compatriot Kim Un Hyang, who took silver on 335.25.

Canadian Celina Toth rounded out the podium on her total of 329.20.