Austria's Michaela Polleres won women's under-70kg final at the IJF World Judo Masters in Jerusalem ©IJF

Olympic medallists from Tokyo 2020, Austria's Michaela Polleres and Brazilian Daniel Cargnin, were crowned champions on the second day of the International Judo Federation (IJF) World Judo Masters in Jerusalem.

Polleres took the gold medal in the women's under-70 kilogram category at the Pais Arena, first making the final with victory over Belgian Gabriella Willems and then defeating Marie Eve Gahié of France, the defending European champion and world gold medallist from 2019, in what is the final major event of the season.

Gahié had the momentum with a waza-ari after a few seconds and was looking dominant before the Austrian performed a counterattack to get a waza-ari of her own.

Again against the odds, Polleres eked the second waza-ari to win the match.

The bronze medals went to Japan's Saki Niizoe and Lara Cvjeto of Croatia with victories over losing semi-finalists Willems and The Netherlands' Kim Polling.

Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist Cargnin was victorious in the men's under-73kg final, having enough to defeat Uzbekistan's Shakhram Akhadov in an acrobatic back-and-forth affair.

While no points were scored, Akhadov racked up the shido, with the third coming from a tai-otoshi from the Brazilian, given Cargnin the disqualification win.

Murodjon Yuldoshev won an all-Uzbekistan bout against Obidkhon Nomonov for bronze, and was joined on that spot on the podium by Canadian Arthur Margelidon, who got the better of Moldovan Petru Pelivan.

Miku Takaichi landed the ippon in the women's under-63kg final ©IJF
Miku Takaichi landed the ippon in the women's under-63kg final ©IJF

Japan took gold today thanks to Miku Takaichi in the women's under-63kg tournament, beating rising Kosov's Laura Fazliu for victory.

The two-time world silver medallist was the stronger and more experienced of the two, managing to throw her opponent, who became a European silver medallist this year, for the ippon with 40 seconds remaining.

Angelika Szymanska from Poland and Gili Sharir of Israel defeated Anriquelis Barrios of Venezuela and Australian Katharina Haecker respectively for bronze medals.

Finally, newly-crowned men's under-81kg champion Tato Grigalashvili claimed his second Masters title, the Georgian beating former Iranian and Mongolian judoka Saeid Mollaei, who is now competing for Azerbaijan, in the final.

Alpha Oumar Djalo from France defeated Sami Chouchi of Belgium to make it onto the podium, alongside Chouchi's compatriot Matthias Casse, who defeated Italy's Antonio Esposito.