Bradly Sinden topped the podium in Sarajevo ©YouTube

World champion Bradly Sinden secured gold on the opening day of the European Taekwondo Championships for Olympic Weight Categories in Sarajevo.

Sinden, who last year became the first British man to secure an able-bodied taekwondo world title, was the top seed in the under-68-kilogram event.

He secured victories over Denmark’s Otto Jorgensen and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Nedzad Husic in his opening two bouts at the Hotel Hills Venue in Sarajevo.

A place in the gold-medal contest was secured by a 17-5 win over France’s Dylan Chellamootoo.

The world champion secured the European title courtesy of a 32-25 triumph against Israel’s Nimrod Krivishkiy.

Chellamootoo and Spain’s Marcos Caballero completed the podium.

Portugal’s Julio Ferreira triumphed in the men’s under-80kg competition, overcoming Spain’s Jon Cintado in the final.

Ferreira secured a 9-2 victory in the final.

Cintado had eliminated his team mate and top seed Raúl Martínez earlier in the day.

Toni Kanaet and Marko Golubić from Croatia won bronze medals.

France’s Cyrian Ravet secured gold in the men’s under-58kg division, as he overcame Serbia’s Novak Stanic 15-12 in the final.

Ireland’s Jack Wooley and Moldova’s Stepan Dimitrov were the bronze medallists, following semi-final defeats.

Serbia's Mehdi Khodabakhshi topped the standings in the men's 80kg competition.

He overcame North Macedonia's Dejan Georgievski in the final.

Daniel Ross of Spain and Ukraine's Vladyslav Bondar won the bronze medals.