Hifumi Abe clinched a third World Judo Championships title today in Tashkent ©Getty Images

Siblings Uta and Hifumi Abe repeated their stunning 2018 feat as they both won World Judo Championships gold on the same day here.

The pair also recorded their third career title each at the International Judo Federation's (IJF) flagship event in the Humo Arena.

The achievement also emulated Tokyo 2020, when they became champions within a few hours of each other.

Japan's Uta was fearsome throughout the tournament and was no different in her meeting with 2022 European champion Chelsie Giles of Britain in the women's under-52-kilograms final.

The 22-year-old went on the offensive immediately and quickly notched a waza-ari to take the lead with a powerful hip toss.

Giles was visibly stunned by the ferocity in which her opponent began the bout but eventually managed to force her way into the conversation with an audacious tomoe-naga.

Abe was able to twist her way to safety, however, and lock Giles into a pin which kept her out of action for the remaining 15 seconds of the match.

Abe had beaten France's Amandine Buchard in the semi-final in what was a rematch of the Tokyo 2020 decider.

As a result, Buchard faced repechage winner Khorlodoi Bishrelt of Mongolia in the first bronze-medal match and secured victory with a late score from a koshi-waza.

Tokyo 2020 under-48kg gold medallist Distria Krasniqi of Kosovo had to settle for bronze after crashing out in the semi-finals.

Uta Abe got the better of Britain's European champion Chelsie Giles as Japan now have all four gold medals at the 2022 World Judo Championships ©Getty Images
Uta Abe got the better of Britain's European champion Chelsie Giles as Japan now have all four gold medals at the 2022 World Judo Championships ©Getty Images

She faced Israel's Gefen Primo for a spot on the podium and sealed the win in anticlimactic fashion as Primo was given a hansoku-make disqualification after amassing three shido for minor infringements.

The men's bouts followed and as soon as Hifumi Abe was crowned champion he ran over to his sister on the sideline to celebrate the achievement.

He was facing compatriot Joshiro Maruyama in the men's under-66kg final.

Abe adopted a similar strategy to his sibling as he launched an early tirade onto his opponent and secured a crucial waza-ari before suffocating any attacks from his opponent.

The crowd were firmly behind the 25-year-old and exploded with noise once the time ran out and his third world title was confirmed.

Today's results mean that Japan has now claimed all four available gold medals so far in Tashkent.

An Ba-ul, the 2015 world champion, managed to finish in the top three once more as he beat Elios Manzi in the first bronze medal match after the Italian received a hansoku-make.

Moldovan world number one Denis Vieru joined him on the podium following an ashi guruma leg wheel with only seconds remaining to clinch a waza-ari win against Georgian Vazha Margvelashvili.

The action is set to continue tomorrow with the women's under-57kg and men's under-73kg tournaments scheduled.