Ma Zhenzhao of China, in white, won the women's under-78kg category at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam ©IJF

Chinese judokas won both women’s gold medals on the final day of the International Judo Federation’s Abu Dhabi Grand Slam.

In the women’s under-78 kilograms category, the gold medal went to Ma Zhenzhao, who defeated Britain’s Natalie Powell courtesy of an ippon.

Bronze medals went to Loriana Kuka of Kosovo and Anna Monta Olek of Germany.

Kuka defeated France’s Audrey Tcheumeo, forcing her opponent to commit three shidos as she claimed victory, while Olek edged past Inbar Lanir of Israel in a hard-fought contest by osae-komi.

Meanwhile in the women’s over +78kg, gold went to Su Xin, who beat Sophio Somkhishvili of Georgia in an entertaining final courtesy of a waza-ari and osae-komi.  

Bronze medals went to Lea Fontaine of France and Rochele Nunes of Portugal.

Fontaine defeated Marit Kamps of the Netherlands, while Nunes convincingly beat Xu Shiyan of China to win a sixth Grand Slam medal.

In the men’s under-90 kilograms category gold went to Georgia’s Beka Gviniashvili, who at number four in the world, started the final as a firm favourite against France’s Loris Tassier.

Gviniashvili dispatched the world number 150 inside forty seconds, through a waza-ari and then an osae-komi.

Beka Gviniashvili, in white, overcame France's Loris Tassier to win the men's under-90kg category ©IJF
Beka Gviniashvili, in white, overcame France's Loris Tassier to win the men's under-90kg category ©IJF

Bronze medals went to Jesper Smink of the Netherlands and Nemanja Majdov of Serbia.  

Smink beat Dzhakhongir Madzhidov of Tajikistan by osae-komi, while Majdov overcame Kazakhstan’s Didar Khamza courtesy of a waza-ari in golden score.

The men’s under-100kg category was won by Canadian Kyle Reyes, who overcame Spain’s Nikoloz Sherazadishvili, who was disqualified after he was judged guilty of diving.  

Bronze medals went to Aleksandar Kukolj of Serbia and Shady Elnahas of Canada.

Kukolj beat Asley Gonzalez of Spain courtesy of an ippon, while Elnahas defeated Elmar Gasimov of Azerbaijan.

Finally, in the men’s over +100kg, gold went to Lukas Krpalek of the Czech Republic, who won his first title since the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as he beat Jur Spijkers of the Netherlands through a ne-waza.

Bronze medals in the category went to Enej Marinic of Slovenia and Tajikistan’s Temur Rakhimov.

Marinic scored a second waza-ari and an ippon as he beat Johannes Frey of Germany, while Rakhimov overcame Marius Fizel, when the Slovakian committed three shidos.