Local hope Zviad Gogotchuri held his nerve to down Walter Facente in the -90kg final at the Tbilisi Judo Grand Prix in Georgia on Sunday.
The Dusseldorf bronze medallist held the Italian with a yoko-shiho-gatame after throwing him for waza-ari.
In the +100kg class, Dusseldorf Grand Prix bronze medallist Adam Okruashvili defeated Anton Krivobokov of Russia to secure the title.
The 25-year-old opened the scoring with a waza-ari at the halfway mark and never looked back, eventually sealing the win by holding down his opponent with a mune-gatame.
In the women’s event, Italy’s Assunta Galeone held her nerve to down Victoriia Turks of Ukraine in the -78kg final.
The 29-year-old edged out Russia’s Anastasiya Dmitrieva in the semis and carried her momentum into the showpiece match with
a clinical osoto-gari to down her rival.
Baku Grand Slam bronze medallist Gulsah Kocaturk produced a superb display to beat Lithuania’s Sandra Jablonskyte in the +78 kilo category, courtesy of an early yuko followed up with a waza-ari.
The bronze medals were won by Elene Kebadze and Mariia Shekerova.
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