A year out from the Paralympics, to be held in Tokyo between August 25 to September 6, 2020, Tai underlined her dominance, winning the world title in 1:03.77.

American Jessica Long was second in 1:06.08 as Claire Supiot of France earned bronze, just 0.03 behind.

Further world records were set by Chinese Yuyan Jiang and Simone Barlaam of Italy.

S6 swimmer Jiang claimed gold in the women’s 400m freestyle final in 5:13.32 as she eclipsed the 5:14.69 mark set by Ukrainian Yelyzaveta Mereshko in May 2016.

Mereshko had to settle for silver in 5:17.49, with British star Ellie Simmonds earning bronze in 5:21.78.

Barlaam lowered the men’s 100m freestyle S9 world record by 0.08 to clinch gold in London.

The Italian clocked 54.10 to duck under Australian Rowan Crothers’ world best time of 54.18.

Russians Denis Tarasov, in 56.34, and Bogdan Mozgovoi, in 56.71, collected silver and bronze, respectively.