Uzbekistan’s Shirin Sharipov and Nafisa Sheripboeva claimed the respective men’s over-100 kilograms and women’s under-63kg titles to secure first place in the medal table at the International Blind Sports Federation Judo Grand Prix in Baku.
The men’s over-100kg final saw Sharipov beat Iran’s Mohammadreza Kheirollahzadeh at Heydar Aliyev Sports Complex.
Sheripboeva, meanwhile, defeated Russia’s Olga Pozdnysheva in the women’s under-63kg final.
Georgia’s Revaz Chikoidze and Japan’s Kento Masaki were the men’s over-100kg bronze medallists.
The women’s under-63kg bronze medals went to Azerbaijan’s Khanim Huseynova and China’s Wang Yue.
Uzbekistan finished on an unrivalled tally of four gold medals overall following victories yesterday for Feruz Sayidov in the men’s under-73kg category and Davurkhon Karomatov in the men’s under-81kg division.
Hosts Azerbaijan’s three triumphs yesterday was enough for a second-place finish in the standings.
Elsewhere today, Mexico’s Lenia Fabiola Ruvalcaba Álvarez overcame Brazil’s Alana Martins in the women’s under-70kg final.
Rounding off the podium were Uzbekistan’s Vasila Aliboeva and Russia’s Olga Zabrodskaia.
There were also gold medal match triumphs for Italy’s Carolina Costa over China’s Wang Hongyu in the women’s over-70kg, Iran’s Vahid Nouri over Azerbaijan’s Rovshan Safarov in the men’s under-90kg, and Great Britain’s Christopher Skelley over Russia’s Anatolii Shevchenko in the men’s under-100kg,
Brazil’s Meg Emmerich and Rebeca Silva were the women’s over-70kg bronze medallists, while the men’s under-90kg third-place finishers were Russia’s Vladimir Fedin and Ukraine’s Oleksandr Nazarenko and those in the men’s under-100kg were the United States’ Benjamin Goodrich and Germany’s Oliver Upmann.
Ukraine ranked third in the medal table with one gold, one silver and two bronze.