Australia, fielding three of their athletes from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Jneiro, were the dominant force in the Oceania Judo Championships in New Caledonia.
As expected, the Rio 2016 trio were all winners in the contests that took place at the Salle Omnisport De l’Anse Vata in Noumea, capital of the French territory.
Josh Katz earned victory in the men’s under-60 kilograms class, defeating home judoka Gensric Skaiman n the final, with New Zealand’s Sam Entwistle winning the bronze medal.
The under 81kg class went, as expected, to Eoin Coughlan, who beat his fellow Australian Anthony Kouros in the final.
The bronze medal went to repechage winner Elliott Connolly.
The third of the Australian Olympians taking part, Katharina Haecker, won the women’s under-63kg class, defeating compatriot Maeve Coughlan.
The bronze was taken by repechage winner Emeline Kaddour of New Caledonia.
Fiji’s Tevita Takayawa was the only male judoka to buck the Australian trend as he won gold in the under-100kg class thanks to a final win over New Caledonia’s David Put, with bronze going to Jason Koster of New Zealand.
Elsewhere in the men’s events, Australia's Kyle McIndoe won the honours in the under-66kg class, beating New Zealand’s James Entwistle in the final.
Vanuatu’s Rexly Theuil beat his compatriot Joe Mahit to the bronze medal.
Calvin Knoester won the under-73kg category, beating Papua New Guinea’s Kinsley Vui in the final, with host judoka Laurent Taimourlank claiming the bronze medal.
Sebastian Temesi won the under-90kg title for Australia, defeating New Caledonia’s Teva Gouriou in the final, with bronze going to Ockert Steyn of New Zealand.
Honours in the over-100kg went to Australia’s Liam Park after he won the best of three contests with Samoa’s Derek Sua.
Australia’s Amy Meyer claimed the lightest of the women’s weight categories, the under-48kg, with the best of three fights with New Zealand’s Emma Rouse.
The under-57g class went to New Zealand’s Qona Christie, who defeated Florence Daoleuang of Vanuatu in the final.
The bronze medal went to Justine Bishop of New Zealand.
Aoife Coughlan won gold in the under-70kg class for Australia, ahead of New Caledonia's Esther Dumons.
There was a home win in the under-78kg class as Anais Gopea prevailed over Melanie Wallis of Australia, with bronze going to another home athlete, Aickessa Atuvaha.
The four nations team event was also won by Australia, who beat New Caledonia in their first match before overcoming New Zealand in the final.
The runners-up had beaten Oceania Mixed in their first match.
New Caledona won the third place play-off.