Antoni Bertran Ponce set a world record on his way to winning the men's 100m breaststroke SB5 at the European Open Para Swimming Championships in Madeira ©Getty Images

Antoni Bertran Ponce and Arjola Trimi both broke world records on their way to winning gold medals during day five of the European Open Para Swimming Championships in Madeira, Portugal.

Bertran Ponce claimed gold as he set a world record in the men’s 100m breaststroke SB5 final.

Bertran Ponce stopped the clock on 1min 25.46sec, lowering his own previous mark, while two Russians completed the podium behind him with silver going to Andrei Granichka in 1:26.63 and bronze to Iurii Luchkin in 1:33.28.

The second world record of the night came in the women’s 50m freestyle S4 final, with Arjola Trimi of Italy victorious in 41.15sec.

Marta Fernandez Infante of Spain took silver in 42.70, with the podium completed by Russia’s Nataliia Butkova in 44.87sec.

Four European records were also set on a high-quality night of swimming action at the Penteada Olympic Pools Complex in Funchal with the first of these coming courtesy of Israel’s Ami Omer Dadaon in the men’s 50m freestyle S4 who won in 37.60.

European records were also set in both 50m butterfly S7 races - with the men’s going to Ukraine’s Andrii Trusov of Ukraine in 29.33 and the women’s to Giulia Terzi of Italy in 34.95.

The final European record of the day went to another Italian in Antonio Fantin who won the men’s 50m freestyle S6 in 29.11, while later in the evening an Americas record was broken by Brazil’s Gabriel Bandeira who won the men’s 200m individual medley SM14 in 2 min 10.92sec.

Other stand out results on a busy night of action included Ihar Boki of Belarus winning a fifth medal of the Championships, and a fourth gold, in the men’s 50m freestyle S13, while there was a big upset in the women’s 50m freestyle S13 as Anna Krivshina of Russia defeated world champion Carlotta Gilli of Italy.

Russia won the most gold medals on the night, five in total, with successes courtesy of Krivshina, Viktoriia Ishchiulova in the women’s 50m freestyle S8, Daria Pikalova in the women’s 100m freestyle S12, Sofiia Polikarpova in the women’s 100m freestyle S11 and the men’s 4x100m medley relay 34 point team.

Gold medals also went to swimmers from France, Hungary, Greece, Azerbaijan and Sweden.

Action is scheduled to continue tomorrow, with another 22 finals set to take place on the penultimate day of competition.