Wang Feilong, left, and Zhang Jiaqi right, celebrate after winning the mixed 10m platform title ©Getty Images

China claimed a hat-trick of gold medals on the opening day of diving action at the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, while Yukiko Inui clinched the first title for hosts Japan with artistic swimming success.

The Chinese team continued its domination in the mixed 10 metre platform courtesy of victory for 14-year-old Wang Feilong and his partner Zhang Jiaqi at the Fukuoka Prefectural Pool.

It was China’s fifth straight win in the event as Wang and Zhang triumphed with a winning total of 339.54 points.

The silver medal was won by Diego Balleza and Viviana del Angel with 313.44, while Japan’s Hiroki Ito and Minami Itahashi delivered bronze with 305.34.

There was a Chinese one-two in the women’s 1m springboard final as Lin Shan overcame defending champion Li Yajie.

A score of 318.60 was enough to seal victory for Lin as Li had to settle for silver with 306.35.

Aranza Vazquez earned another medal for Mexico after sealing bronze with 285.05.

China completed the golden hat-trick in the men’s 3m springboard when Long Daoyi and Wang Zongyuan emerged victorious.

Long and Wang scored 456.33 to take the title, overcoming Britain's Anthony Harding and Jack Laugher.

French pair Jules Bouyer and Alexis Jandard took the other podium spot with 389.10 for bronze.

It was the only Olympic diving discipline to take place today as China and Britain sealed quota spots for Paris 2024.

With France hosting the Olympics, the other quota went to the United States after Tyler Downs and Greg Duncan placed fourth.

Japan celebrated their first gold of the World Aquatics Championships courtesy of Inui’s victory at the Marine Messe Fukuoka.

The two-time Olympic bronze medallist retained the women’s solo technical routine title with a score of 276.5717.

Austria's Vasiliki Alexandri totalled 264.4200 to bag silver, while bronze went to Spain’s Iris Tio who notched 254.2100.

The maiden gold medal of the World Aquatics Championships went to Germany’s Leonie Beck following her success in the women’s 10 kilometres open water event.

Beck clocked a winning time of 2hr 2min 34sec to seal the title for the first time as well as a place at Paris 2024.

"Qualifying for the Olympic Games was my goal at this World Championships and I can’t believe it," said Beck.

Australia’s Chelsea Gubecka finished in 2:02.38.1 to take silver as American Katie Grimes touched the wall in 2:02:42.3 for bronze.

Competition is due to continue tomorrow with medals set to be awarded across open water swimming, artistic swimming and diving.