Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard won her second IJF Grand Prix gold in Zagreb ©Getty Images

Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard was victorious today at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix in Zagreb to bring Canada level on two gold medals with leaders Japan.

The Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist won the women's under-63 kilograms via walkover after Venezuela's Anriquelis Barrios was forced to withdraw before the final with a knee injury.

It is only Beauchemin-Pinard's second Grand Prix gold, with the first coming in Ulaanbaatar in 2014.

It was Canada's second gold in Zagreb following Christa Deguchi's triumph in the women's under-57kg final yesterday.

Gankhaich Bold of Mongolia won the first bronze as she dealt a decisive ippon to Spaniard Cristina Cabana Perez after 35 seconds.

Brazilian Ketleyn Quadros also made the podium with a 1-0 waza-ari count against Gili Sharir of Israel.

World champion Baraba Matić of Croatia secured the other women's gold available on the penultimate day of competition as she triumphed in the under-70kg competition.

After the entire four-minute duel with Germany's Miriam Butkereit, Matić was awarded the win courtesy of a singular waza-ari in front of a raucous home crowd.

Venezuelan Pan American Games champion Elvismar Rodríguez bagged bronze alongside Croatia's Lara Cvjetko as they picked up wins against Australia's Aoife Coughlan and Ai Tsunoda Roustant of Spain, respectively.

In the men's under-73kg, European champion Manuel Lombardo of Italy blitzed Cuba's Magdiel Estrada with a sudden ippon after 16 seconds to win gold.

Daniel Cargnin won bronze in an all-Brazilian battle with Pedro Medeiros as he registered a waza-ari before a crucial ippon with 2min 45sec on the clock.

South Korean Lee Eun-kyul won the other bronze after beating Martin Hojak of Slovenia.

Frenchman Alpha Oumar Djalo won the final gold of the day as he defeated Azeri judoka Saeid Mollaei in the men's under-81kg final.

Portugal's Joao Fernando and Tato Grigalashvili of Georgia were awarded the bronze medals following respective victories against Achraf Moutii of Morocco and Brazil's Guilherme Schimidt.

Competition is due to continue tomorrow with the women's under-78kg and over-78kg contests as well as the men's under-90kg, under-100kg, and over-100kg.