Lucy Renshell, in white, retained her women's under-63kg title at the IJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam ©IJF

Britain’s Lucy Renshell won the women’s under-63 kilograms category on the second day of the International Judo Federation Abu Dhabi Grand Slam.

Renshell, who endured a disappointing World Championships in Tashkent, bounced back at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena by beating Barbara Timo of Portugal in the gold medal bout, winning by ippon twelve seconds out from a potential golden score period.

Victory gave Renshell a fifth Grand Slam gold medal and saw her defend the title she won in Abu Dhabi last year, while bronze medals went to Joanne Van Lieshout of the Netherlands and Gili Sharir of Israel.

Van Lieshout beat Anja Obradovic of Serbia by waza-ari, while Sharir overcame Iva Oberan of Croatia, also thanks to a waza-ari.

In the men’s under-73kg category, gold went to Nils Stump of Switzerland, who beat Italy’s Giovanni Esposito by throwing him for an ippon.

Bronze medals went to Salvador Cases Roca of Spain and Shakhram Akhadov of Uzbekistan.

Cases Roca pinned Obidkhon Nomonov of Uzbekistan to claim his bronze, while Akhadov overcame Petru Pelivan of Moldova in quick fashion, winning in under a minute courtesy of an ippon.

France's Nicolas Chilard, in blue, won the men's under-81kg title in Abu Dhabi ©IJF
France's Nicolas Chilard, in blue, won the men's under-81kg title in Abu Dhabi ©IJF

The women’s under-70kg crown was won by Greece’s Elisavet Teltsidou who overcame Gabriella Willems of Belgium by hansoku-make, to take her first Grand Slam gold medal.

Bronze medals went to Katie-Jemima Yeats-Brown of Britain and Martina Esposito of Italy.

A high-flying ippon from Yeats-Brown was enough to give her victory after 19 seconds of her bronze-medal bout against Maya Goshen of Israel, while Esposito beat Serafima Moscalu of Romania comfortably, sealing the win with a waza-ari.

In the men’s under-81kg category, gold went to France’s Nicolas Chilard, who overcame Jose Maria Mendiola Izquieta of Spain in golden score, in a fight that saw both judoka contesting their first World Judo Tour final.

Bronze medals went to Zelim Tckaev of Azerbaijan and Mihail Latisev of Moldova.

Tckaev threw Abylaikan Zhubanazar of Kazakhstan to the floor to seal his bronze, while Latisev sealed victory against Francois Gauthier-Drapeau of Canada with an ippon in a high-quality encounter.

Finals are scheduled to take place tomorrow across five categories - women's under-78kg and over +78kg categories, and men's under-90kg, under-100kg and over +100kg categories.