Japan's Nami Nabekura, white, claimed one of Japan's two gold medals today ©IJF

Japan's Nami Nabekura and Erina Ike have both secured gold medals on the second day of action at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Qingdao Grand Prix today.

Nabekura claimed the first title on offer today when she overcame European under-23 champion Lucy Renshall of Great Britain in the final of the under 63 kilogram competition at the Qingdao Guoxin Stadium.

The Japanese judoka attacked with conviction as her osoto-gari and ne-waza turnovers looked dangerous but it was her uchi-mata which provided Japan’s first gold medal in Qingdao as she scored a decisive yuko.

The first bronze medal was won by Myung Ji-Hye of South Korea, who claimed her first IJF World Judo Tour medal against Russia's Valentina Kostenko.

The second bronze medal was won by Munkhzaya Tsedevsuren of Mongolia after she overcame home favourite Junxia Yang with a yuko.

Ike doubled her country's tally for the day as she claimed gold in the under 70kg division.

Claiming her second Grand Prix gold medal with a bold display, Ike defeated South Korea's Hwang Ye-Sul.

Ike took a commanding lead with a waza-ari as she held down her opponent for 17 seconds as the latter eventually escaped to keep the contest and her gold medal hopes alive.

The Japanese judoka then produced the same technique seconds later but this time there was no escape as Hwang was powerless to resist.

China's Fei Chen took one bronze medal as she overcame Russian Iana Dibrina and the second was captured by Great Britain's Katie-Jemima Yeats-Brown after she denied Alena Prokopenko of Russia a first IJF Grand Prix medal.

Erina Ike, blue, won the second as she took the gold medal in the under 70kg division ©IJF
Erina Ike, blue, won the second as she took the gold medal in the under 70kg division ©IJF

There was also action in two men's competitions today as Russia's Uali Kurzhev claimed his first Grand Prix title after he beat China's Saiyinjirigala in the under 73kg category. 

Kurzhev produced the first and only score in the gold medal contest with a spinning ko-soto-gake for ippon with 94 seconds remaining.

Nobuyasu Takeuchi of Japan won one bronze medal after he defeated Yang Yifan of China.

He was joined on the podium by Lee Young Jun of South Korea, who overcame Chinese Taipei's Shang Chin Chuang to win his first IJF Grand Prix medal.

In the final event of the day, South Korea's Lee Jaehyung struck gold in the under 81kg competition.

Lee had enjoyed zero success at senior level before now but was an accomplished youth competitor where he won the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics Games gold medal in Singapore.

Today, however, he defeated Nick Delpopolo of the United States after Lee scored a waza-ari and both judoka collected shidos as the Asian fighter won the gold medal.

Bronze medals in this category were won by Canadian Etienne Briand, as he saw off Romanian Elemer Szocs, and top seed Dagvasuren Nyamsuren of Mongolia claimed the other as he narrowly defeated 18-year-old Su Rilige of China.

Tomorrow's final day of action will see five weight categories compete as the men’s under 90kg, under 100kg and over 100kg categories will compete alongside the women’s under 78kg and over 78kg divisions.