Simone Barlaam set a new world record on the final day of the World Para Swimming Championships ©Getty Images

Italy has ended the World Para Swimming Championships on top of the medals table after winning another five golds in Madeira.

The Italians set two new world records at the Funchal Swimming Pools Complex as they concluded the event with 27 golds ahead of the United States and Brazil on 24 and 19, respectively.

Tokyo 2020 champion Simone Barlaam set an explosive time of just 24sec in the men's 50 metres S9 freestyle final which made him the quickest in history.

Norwegian Fredrik Solberg and Jamal Hill of the US shared the silver medal as they both finished at the exact same time with 25.66 on the clock.

The Italians then capped off the event in style with a world record performance in the final race of the day, the mixed 4x100m 34 points freestyle relay, with a time of 4:02.53 just hours after setting a new championships record in the heats.

The US were second best once again as they clocked in 7.28 later with Spain then following 0.85 after that.

Angela Procida got Italy off to the perfect start on the day with victory in the first medal event.

Her 5:14.62 finish in the women's 200m S2 freestyle final meant that she beat Mexican Fabiola Ramirez by 7.79 in a one-on-one showdown.

Despite the loss, Ramirez was still fast enough to set a new Americas record.

Paralympic champion Stefano Raimondi led an Italian one-two in the men's 100m backstroke S10 after 59.68, pipping Riccardo Menciotti by exactly one second before Canadian Alexander Elliot won bronze in 1:02.44.

Triple Olympic champion Francesco Bocciardo secured his sixth World Championships gold, and third from Madeira 2022, as he won the men's 100m S5 freestyle event after 1:10.30.

Spain's Antoni Ponce and Koral Berkin Kutlu of Turkey made up the top three after 1:13.23 and 1:15.12, respectively.