Yorgelis Salazar caused an upset today in the women's under-50kg final ©WKF

Yorgelis Salazar of Venezuela defeated Turkish Grand Winner and 2014 world champion Serap Özçelik Arapoğlu in the women's under-50 kilogram category, causing the biggest upset of the Karate 1-Premier League event in Matosinhos.

Salazar finished off her opponent with an ippon in the final.

Bronze medals went to Germany's Seden Bugur and Sara Leal from the host nation Portgual.

Anzhelika Terliuga, the women's under-55kg Grand Winner from Ukraine, lived up to expectations by edging out Tuba Yakan of Turkey in her final after the match went to decision.

Maria Stoli from Greece and Veronica Brunori from Italy completed the podium.

Another Ukrainian gold medal went the way of Anita Serogina in the women's under-61kg final by beating Kazakhstan's Assel Kanay, who were joined on the podium by bronze medallists Diana Shostak, also of Ukraine, and Haya Jumaa from Canada.

Silvia Semeraro won gold for Italy in the women's under-68kg by decision against Irina Zaretska of Azerbaijan, while Elena Quirici of Switzerland and Ukraine's Halyna Melnyk won their bronze medal matches.

Lucija Lesjak of Croatia defeated Turkey's Meltem Hocaoğlu for the women's over-68kg gold medal, and Ayaka Saito of Japan and The Netherlands' Ingrid Creemers were third.

Japan claimed both kata titles - with Kiyou Shimizu beating Hong Kong's Mo Sheung Grace Lau in the women's final; while her team-mates Maho and Hikaru Ono claimed bronze.

Kakeru Nishiyama held off two Turkish karatekas - Ali Sofuoğlu and Enes Özdemir - for the men's gold, while Spain's Damian Quintero won bronze.

Winners from the Karate 1-Premier League in Matosinhos ©WKF
Winners from the Karate 1-Premier League in Matosinhos ©WKF

Greece's Christos-Stefanos Xenos delivered another upset in the men's under-60kg, defeating Grand Winner Angelo Crescenzo of Italy in his first Karate 1-Premier League final.

Italian Danilo Greco and Eray Samdan of Turkey won bronze.

France's Steven da Costa faced fellow Olympian Abdel Rahman Almasatfa of Jordan in the men's under-67kg final and prevailed with the win after a tie meant he took gold on decision.

Switzerland's Noah Pisino and Japan's Soichiro Nakano completed the podium.

Italian Daniele de Vivo topped the men's under-75kg podium in front of Azerbaijan's Farid Aghayev, the United States' Thomas Scott and Andrii Zaplitnyi of Ukraine, while Dutch karateka Brian Timmermans won the men's under-84kg by beating Italy's Michele Martina in the final.

Mohamed Ramadan of Egypt and Saudi Arabia's Faraj Alnashri were third.

Finally, Spain's Babacar Seck Sakho won his first Karate 1-Premier League title with a win in the men's over-84kg final over Rob Timmermans of Curacao.

Andjelo Kvesic of Croatia and Belgium's Luca Costa took bronze.