Ukraine’s Mykhaylo Romanchuk claimed his second gold medal of the Championships by winning the men’s 800m freestyle.

The 400m gold and 1,500m silver medallist was forced to hold off the challenge of Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri in the closing 100m.

Romanchuk achieved the feat by touching home in a time of 7:46.95, with Paltrinieri the runner-up in 7:45.12.

Florian Wellbrock of Germany secured the bronze medal in 7:45.60.

Russia’s Evgeny Rylov stormed away from his rivals to claim a superb victory in the men’s 200m backstroke event.

He achieved a Championship record time of 1:53.36, which saw him finish 2.71 seconds clear of silver medallist Radoslaw Kawecki of Poland.

Bronze was claimed by Italy’s Matteo Restivo, who finished in 1:56.29.

The penultimate evening of swimming finals concluded with France winning the mixed 100m freestyle relay.

Their team of Jeremy Stravius, Mehdy Metella, Marie Wattel and Charlottle Bonnet won in a Championship record 3:22.07.

They finished ahead of The Netherlands and Russia, who achieved times of 3:23.97 and 3:24.50.