World champion Clarisse Agbegnenou claimed women's under 6kg gold in Jeju ©IJF

France's Clarisse Agbegnenou continued her domination of the women’s under 63 kilogram division, producing a series of impressive performances to win the gold medal at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix in Jeju, South Korea.

The three-time world champion opened with two consecutive ippon victories to reach the semi-final stage, where she faced Russia’s Ekaterina Valkova, progressing to the gold medal bout following a shido penalty victory.

Agbegnenou was the overwhelming favourite in the final, having won all six previous meetings with Italy’s Edwige Gwend.

She extended that record due to her opponent receiving one more shido penalty at the end of a scoreless contest.

Having lost in the semi-final, Valkova also missed out on bronze, being beaten by Mongolia’s Tserennadmid Tsend-Ayush on shido penalties while Britain’s Alice Schlesinger earned a waza-ari win over The Netherlands’ Anicka Van Emden.

Schlesinger’s team-mate Sally Conway earned victory in the second women’s event of the day, upsetting the home favourite Kim Seongyeon in the under 70kg final.

The Briton, although appearing in control of the contest, was unable to prove a winning move but eventually claimed gold with her South Korean opponent being awarded a shido penalty.

"Today felt good to beat some of the top girls in my weight that I have lost to recently,” Conway said following her victory.

“This gives confidence going into next week for Japan for the Tokyo Grand Slam."

Germany’s Laura Vargas Koch claimed the first bronze medal with ippon win over South Korea’s Hwang Ye-Sul, while a waza-ari proved enough for Croatia’s Barbara Matic to defeat Israel’s Linda Bolder to win the other minor medal.

Sato Seidai marked his Judo World Tour debut by winning under 81kg gold
Sato Seidai marked his Judo World Tour debut by winning under 81kg gold ©IJF

The home fans were able to celebrate gold as An Changrim overcame Belgium’s Dirk Van Tichelt in the final of the men’s under 73kg division, successfully retaining the crown he won last year.

Changrim’s compatriot Seonghee Chae missed out on the bronze medal, losing to Musa Mogushkov after the Russian had achieved an ippon

The podium was completed by Azerbaijan’s Rustam Orujov, who defeated Belgium’s Sami Chouchi on shido penalties.

Japan’s Sato Seidai marked his World Judo Tour debut by winning gold in the under 81kg division in style, the 21-year-old producing a powerful ippon to overcome Russia’s Khasan Khalmurzaev in the final.

Bronze medals were awarded to South Korea’s Lee Sungho and Greece’s Roman Moustopoulos after earning victories in their respective bouts against Britain’s Owen Livesey and Belgium’s Joachim Bottieau.

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