Axel Clerget claimed one of France's two golds today at the IJF Tel Aviv Grand Prix ©Getty Images

The International Judo Federation Tel Aviv Grand Prix came to an end today as France picked up two golds at the Shlomo Arena.

With five heavyweight finals on the schedule, France picked up gold in the men’s under-90 kilogram and under-100kg events, through Axel Clerget and Alexandre Iddir respectively.

It means they finish third in the medals table at the event behind hosts Israel and Italy.

Clerget, winner of a bronze medal at last year's World Championships, claimed gold this time around with a 10-0 victory over Italy’s Nicholas Mungai, who, in coming second, claimed the best World Tour finish of his career to date.

The bronze medals in that class went to Azerbaijan’s Mammadali Mehdiyev and Dutchman Jesper Smink.

Iddir seized his gold with victory over Ireland’s Ben Fletcher by a single point.

That marked Iddir’s first World Tour win in five years and only the second of his career, having previously triumphed in Tashkent in 2014.

Hosts Israel claimed their fourth gold medal of the competition in the men’s heavyweight over-100kg class thanks to Or Sasson, who beat Ukraine's Yakiv Khammo. 

That result secured Israel their place at the top of the overall medal table.

Klara Apotekar, in blue, won her first World Tour gold in the women's under 78kg final ©Getty Images
Klara Apotekar, in blue, won her first World Tour gold in the women's under 78kg final ©Getty Images

In those two divisions, the bronze medals were won by Australia, Estonia, Russia and Belarus.

Kayhai Ozcicek-Takagi for Australia and Estonia's Grigori Minaskin took the final podium places at under 100kg, while in the under 100kg class they were taken by Russia's Anton Krivobokov and Aliaksandr Vakhaviak from Belarus.

On the women’s side the day’s two finals were won by Slovenia’s Klara Apotekar and Azerbaijan’s Iryna Kindzerska respectively.

The 21-year-old Apotekar won the under 78kg final to claim the first World Tour gold of her career.

She beat Kosovo’s Loriana Kuka by one point to seal that win.

In the over 78kg division Kindzerska, a World Championship bronze medallist in 2017, secured her victory with a win over Ukraine’s Yelyzaveta Kalanina.

The last of the women’s bronze medals were won by Russia through, Aleksandra Babintseva and Great Britain’s Katie-Jemima Yeats Brown at under 78kg.

In the heavyweight division they were taken by Portugal’s Rochele Nunes and Slovenia’s Anamari Velensek.

Highlights of all the action can be seen on our Judo TV page here