Antonio Fantin set a world record today on day two of the World Para Swimming Championships ©Getty Images

Italian Antonio Fantin and Timothy Hodge of Australia broke world records on the second day of the World Para Swimming Championships in Madeira on their way to gold medals.

Fantin finished the men's S6 100 metres freestyle final in 1min 3.65sec to set a new world best ad win gold.

He was was joined on the podium by Nelson Crispin Corzo of Colombia and Laurent Chardard of France.

Near the end of the night, Hodge was able to hold off Ugo Didier from France in the men's SM9 200m individual medley final in a time of 2:13.43, with the pair far ahead of the rest of the field.

Bronze went to Federico Morlacchi of Italy, more than seven seconds off the pace of the winner.

Tanja Scholz of Germany set a new championship record in the women's S4 100m freestyle in 1:20.70, beating the Brazilian pair Lidia Vieira da Cruz and Patricia Pereira dos Santos, who joined her on the podium.

Australian Benjamin Hance set his own event record in the men's S14 100m backstroke in a time of 57.34sec, with Gabriel Bandeira of Brazil and Alexander Hillhouse of Denmark completing the podium.

Four Americas records were set in finals today too, the first coming from Argentina's Inaki Basiloff in the men's S7 400m freestyle in a time of 4:38.87, with Federico Bicelli of Italy and Andrii Trusov of Ukraine more than four seconds back for the other medals.

Timothy Hodge won the men's SM9 200m individual medley final with a new world record ©Getty Images
Timothy Hodge won the men's SM9 200m individual medley final with a new world record ©Getty Images

Colombian Sara Vargas Blanco set a new continental best in the women's S6 100m freestyle final in 1:12.75, edging out Ukrainian Anna Hontar by 0.05sec.

British swimmer Grace Harvey claimed bronze.

American Colleen Young set a new best of 1:14.79 in the women's SB13 100m breaststroke final to narrowly beat Elena Krawzow of Germany to the gold, by 0.02.

Rebecca Redfern was third for Britain.

Rounding off the night with the final Americas record was Brazil's mixed 4x50m freestyle relay team in a time of 2:20.40 - more than 12 seconds in front of silver medallists Mexico and ix excess of 19 in front of bronze medallists Italy.

Finally, New Zealand's Cameron Leslie set a new Oceania record in 1:21.80 to claim the men's 100m S4 freestyle gold medal.

Takayuki Suzuki of Japan and Angel de Jesus Camacho Ramirez of Mexico won silver and bronze, respectively.