Sanshiro Murao was one of two Japanese winners today ©Getty Images

Japan finished top of the medals table at the season-ending International Judo Federation (IJF) World Judo Masters in Jerusalem, with Sanshiro Murao and Tatsuru Saito adding to their tally on the last day of competition.

Murao, the defending Asian champion, defeated Brazilian Rafael Macedo in the men's under-90 kilograms semi-finals, meeting Alexis Mathieu from France in the final.

Despite being more passive at the start, the Japanese got the waza-ari with a ko-soto-gari and with less than a minute to go, got the second one with an o-uchi-gari to secure the victory.

Bronze went to Macedo following a win against Georgia's Beka Gviniashvili, while the other went to Gviniashvili's compatriot Luka Maisuradze who defeated Davlat Bobonov of Uzbekistan, the defending world champion and Olympic bronze medallist.

World silver medallist Saito got the better of Tajikistan's Temur Rakhimov in the men's over-100kg final.

Rakhimov was seconds away from golden score, but Saito had other ideas - overturning his opponent to execute the ippon for the gold.

Alisher Yusupov from Uzbekistan and Kokoro Kageura of Japan, the 2021 world champion won the bronze medals, defeating Tsetsentsengel Odkhuu of Mongolia and Dutch judoka Jur Spijkers respectively.

European under-23 champion Ilia Sulamanidze of Georgia won the men's under-100kg, out-disciplining his final opponent Simeon Catharina from The Netherlands, who received three shido to hand him the win.

Zelym Kotsoiev from Azerbaijan defeated Dzhafar Kostoev from the United Arab Emirates; and Peter Paltchik of Israel was victorious against Belgium's Toma Nikiforov for the bronze medals.

Romane Dicko won an all-French women's over-78kg final against Colarie Hayme to give her nation a second title in Jerusalem.

Dicko became a Masters champion for a second time by scoring a half point with sumi-gaeshi.

Another Israel bronze was won thanks to the efforts of Raz Hershko against France's Lea Fontaine, with the other going to Akira Sone of Japan with a win over Kayra Sayit of Turkey.

Finally, Italian Alice Bellandi won against Audrey Tchuemeo of France in the women's under-78kg final, defeating three world champions in a day.

World champion from this year, Mayra Aguiar of Brazil, was the first to fall, followed by Madeleine Malonga of France in the semi-finals.

The 2018 world junior champion faced the 2011 world champion for the gold and both were on thin ice with two shido each.

One more for either judoka would lead to a disqualification win for their foe, but it was an osoto-otoshi from Bellandi that got the waza-ari win.

Aguiar defeated Rika Takayama from Japan for bronze, with the other podium spot going to Guusje Steenhuis from The Netherlands with a victory over Malonga.