Miniawy Ali was victorious in the men's under-60kg class ©Saudi Games

Miniawy Ali was in great form as he sealed the opening judo gold medal of the Saudi Games here.

Ali overcame Abdulaziz Bushnaq in the final of the men's under-60-kilograms class after besting Badr Al-Malki in the semi-finals.

Bushnaq outmatched Abdulrahman Al-Saiari on his path to silver.

Abdulilah Al-Jizani was next to take a title but it did not come easy.

Al-Jizani was locked in a contest against Munis Hawsawi.

Neither fighters could get the ippon to seal the deal, though Al-Jizani amanged to secure a waza-ari.

The bronze medallists were Abdulaziz Al-Bishi, who lost to Al-Jizani, and Hawsawi victim Abdullah Al-Faraidi.

Five men's divisions in judo were staged at the Saudi Games today  ©Saudi Games
Five men's divisions in judo were staged at the Saudi Games today ©Saudi Games

Suleiman Hammad knocked down Jawad Sardidi to seal the men's under-73kg gold medal while Ali Majrashi and Yasser Ayyad settled for bronze.

Next, an overwhelmed Nayef Mazio dropped to his knees in celebration after defeating Rashid Zidan in a close and intense final in the men's over-90-kilogram class.

When his victory was confirmed, the crowd roared in support of the new champion.

Saud Manea and Abdulkarim Fayez Al-Bishi were downed in the semi-finals, losing to Mazio and Zidan respectively, although they were pleased with bronze hanging around their necks.

Mohammed Al-Harbi joined the exclusive club of winners in the last bout of the day thanks to a final triumph against Issa Majrashi.

Abdulrahman Al-Hazmi walked away with a silver medal alongside Abdullah Khudri.