Alexis Hanquinquant came out on top in Yokohama ©Getty Images

Paralympic gold medallist Alexis Hanquinquant led a French one-two in the men’s PTS4 event at the World Triathlon Para Series in Yokohama.

Hanquinquant hit the front after the swim and did not look back, claiming victory in 59mins 2secs in the Japanese city.

Pierre-Antoine Baele ensured there was another Frenchman on the podium as he clocked 1hr 49 secs for silver.

Paralympic silver medallist Hideki Uda of Japan bagged bronze in 1:01:05.

Susana Rodriguez of Spain was another Paralympic champion to succeed in Yokohama as she triumphed in the women’s PTVI contest.

Rodriguez crossed the finish line in a winning time of 1:05:30, beating Canada’s Jessica Tuomela who came second in 1:10:38.

Spain also came out on top in the men’s PTS2 event as Lionel Morales secured gold in 1:09:47 with Mohamed Lahna of the United States claiming silver in 1:12:43.

The US enjoyed the most success, winning four titles courtesy of Kyle Coon in the men’s PTVI, Melissa Stockwell in the women’s PTS2, Kelly Worrell in the women’s PTS4 and Grace Norman in the women’s PTS5.

There were also two gold medals for Australia with Nic Beveridge winning the men’s PTWC title and Justin Godfrey clinching the men’s PTS3 crown.

George Peasgood of Britain emerged victorious from an eight-man PTS5 field, while Margret Ijdema of The Netherlands won the women’s PTWC title by almost two minutes.