Canadian Julien Frascadore, centre, bagged the men's under-66kg judo gold medal ©Kinshasa 2023 Francophone Games

Canada, France, Armenia, and Cameroon won the first titles in judo at the Kinshasa 2023 Francophone Games.

Anais Perrot secured the women's under-48 kilograms title for France after beating Signoline Kanyamuneza of Burundi with a 2-0 waza-ari win.

Cameroon had Celine Baba Matia to thank as she got the better of Romanian Florina Badiceanu with a 1-0 waza-ari to clinch the women's under-52kg gold medal.

Ashik Andreyan was the hero for Armenia as he secured a 10-0 ippon triumph over Alexandru Matei to stand on top of the men's under-60kg podium.

The final judo gold of the day went to Canadian Julien Frascadore.

He bagged the under-66kg gold after waza-ari win against Fernand Nkero of Gabon.

Morocco once again managed to win all three medals in athletics, in the men's 800 metres final.

Oussama Bouchayby crossed the line first, clocking 1min 47.74 for the gold medal.

Only 0.02sec behind him for silver was Mostafa Smaili while bronze medal went to Oussama Nabil who posted 1:48.18.

The men's 3000m steeplechase saw Djibouti claim top spot after Mohamed Ismail Ibrahim finished in 8:55.36.

Moroccans got the other two medals with Mohammed Tindouft and Eddine Ben Yazide claiming silver and bronze with timings of 8:55.37 and 9:03.86, respectively.

Ivory Coast won the 4x100m men's relay gold with a time of 39.32 while Senegal came second in 39.66.

Maurice settled for bronze, clocking 39.71.

Cameroon finished the day with two gold medals in athletics, starting with the women's 4x100m relay as they finished in 44.78.

Congo and Romania got silver and bronze in 45.49 and 45.56, respectively.

The other Cameroonian gold came courtesy of Monie Nora Atim in the women's discus throw.

She managed to throw 57.81m for the title.

Democratic Republic of Congo was the next best nation as Yelena Mokoka Salsa registered 53.85.

Romania bagged the final spot on the podium thanks to an effort of 51.01 from Andreea Iuliana.

The women's long jump gold belonged to Christiane Koala Marthe of Burkina Faso, with a leap of 6.94m.

Moroccan Yousra Lajdoud took silver with 6.55 and bronze went to Veronique Kossendan Rey of Cameroon in 6.42.

The Para athletics events saw Morocco dominate the podium again as Youssra Karim took the F41 discus throw title among women with an effort of 35.65m.

Her compatriots Hayat El Garra and Ibtissam El Gaara won silver and bronze after throwing 29.78 and 26.47, respectively.

Zakariae Ez Zouhri of Morocco was the best athlete in the F42-46 and F61-64 javelin throw.

His effort of 57.92 was way superior to Democratic Republic of Congo man Gregoir Shukuru and Cameroonian Loic Wandji Ngono, who only managed 26.69 and 28.70 for the second and third spot.

 Competition is scheduled to continue tomorrow with medals set to be handed out in athletics, Para athletics, judo, and table tennis.