By Paul Osborne

Sagi Muki has won a second straight IJF Judo World Tour title as action continues at the Havana Grand Prix ©IJFIsrael's Sagi Muki has won his second successive International Judo Federation (IJF) World Tour gold medal with victory at the Havana Grand Prix in the City Sport Coliseum.

After topping the podium at the Baku Grand Slam last month, Muki was on form again in Cuba as he silenced the home crowds with a decisive win over local favourite Magdiel Estrada.

Estrada finished fifth in Miami last year, which will host a Grand Prix event on alternate years to Havana, and was performing well with the support of his home fans, however, the final proved a step too far for the under 73 kilogramme competitor as he was thrown for ippon with just 31 seconds on the clock.

Georgia's Tbilisi Grand Prix winner Nugzar Tatalashvili ensured he would not  travel home empty handed as he beat Brazil's Baku Grand Slam bronze medallist Marcelo Contini in a battle of shido penalties to take the first bronze medal.

The second bronze was won by Russian Musa Mogushkov who defeated Dirk Van Tichelt of Belgium by a waza-ari score.

Avtandil Tchrikishvili proved unstoppable in the men's under 81kg contest as he secured the gold medal with a win over Travis Stevens ©IJFAvtandil Tchrikishvili proved unstoppable in the men's under 81kg contest as he secured the gold medal with a win over Travis Stevens ©IJF

Georgian world number one and world silver medallist Avtandil Tchrikishvili was victorious in the only other men's competition of the day, the under 81kg event, as he beat the United States' Travis Stevens in a repeat outcome of the Tbilisi Grand Prix final.

Despite immense pressure from the American, Tchrikishvili struck first with a ko-soto-gari for waza-ari and held on to claim the trophy and vital ranking points towards Rio 2016 qualification.

Another Russian bronze was won by Qingdao Grand Prix runner-up Murat Khabachirov as he disposed of Brazilian Victor Penalber by ippon with just 95 seconds left of the match.

The second bronze medal was captured by Canda's Antoine Valois-Fortier who outworked and outfoxed Tbilisi Grand Prix bronze medallist Ushangi Margiani of Georgia.

An all-French encounter in the women's under 63kg final saw Clarisse Agbegnenou overcome teammate Anne Laure Bellard ©IJFAn all-French encounter in the women's under 63kg final saw Clarisse Agbegnenou overcome teammate Anne Laure Bellard ©IJF

The first women's final of the day, the under 63kg event, saw an all-French encounter between European champion Clarisse Agbegnenou and Baku Grand Slam winner Anne Laure Bellard.

Agbegnenou had beaten her teammate to take the European crown in April and did the same again in Havana as Bellard suffered four shido penalties to receive hansoku-make.

It took just 78 seconds for Germany's Samsun Grand Prix bronze medallist Martyna Trajdos to secure the first bronze medal as she threw Austria's Kathrin Unterwurzacher with an uchi-mata for ippon.

Maricet Espinosa gave the home fans a reason to cheer in the second bronze medal final as the Miami Grand Prix bronze medallist bested Israeli world champion Yarden Gerbi.

Germany's world silver medallist Laura Vargas Koch reigned supreme in the woman'sunder 70kg contest as she defeated Austrian European Championships bronze medallist Bernadette Graf with after an intense two-minutes of action.

Croatian junior world champion Barbara Matic continued to stamp her name on the senior stage as she secured the first bronze medal with a win over China's Zhou Chao, while an all-Canadian affair in the second saw former world number one Kelita Zupancic overcome teammate Monika Burgess.