Brazil claimed six individual golds and the mixed team title at the Pan American and Oceania Judo Championships ©CPJ

Brazil capped a brilliant weekend at the Pan American-Oceania Judo Championships by winning the mixed team title in Calgary.

After cementing their place at the top of the standings with 15 individual medals, Brazil delivered one more gold to add to their impressive haul at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Canadian city.

Brazil swept aside Cuba 4-0 before defeating hosts Canada to book their place in the mixed team final of these Championships involving competitors from both the Americas and Oceania for only the second time having made its debut in Lima last year.

Cuba came up against the Brazilian team again in the gold-medal match and they had no answer to their opponents, with Rafael Silva, Daniel Cargnin and Luana Carvalho claiming victories to seal the title.

Today’s triumph wraps up a week that saw Brazil capture six golds, four silvers and five bronzes in the individual categories.

Eight of their medals came on the opening day in Calgary on Thursday (September 14), with Cargnin, Larissa Pimenta and Matheus Tataki crowned champions.

Tataki marked his Pan American-Oceania Judo Championships debut with victory in the men’s under-60 kilograms category, beating Australia’s Joshua Katz with a waza-ari in the final.

Cargnin, a two-time winner of the men’s under-66kg title, stepped up to seal his first men’s under-73kg crown.

The Olympic and world bronze medallist scored an ippon to defeat Canada’s Arthur Margelidon in the gold-medal match.

Pimenta completed the golden hat-trick on the first day of competition when she swept aside Mexico’s Paulina Martinez to clinch the women’s under-52kg title.

Larissa Pimenta's victory in the women's under-52kg event was one of three gold medals won by Brazil on the opening day of the Pan American-Oceania Judo Championships in Calgary ©CPJ
Larissa Pimenta's victory in the women's under-52kg event was one of three gold medals won by Brazil on the opening day of the Pan American-Oceania Judo Championships in Calgary ©CPJ

It set the tone for Brazil who continued to be the dominant force throughout the event, including Rafael Macedo overcoming Canada’s Louis Krieber Gagnon in the under-90kg gold-medal match to win his first Pan American crown.

Three-time Olympic medallist Mayra Aguiar delivered another gold for Brazil with victory over New Zealand’s Moira de Villiers to win the women’s under-78kg title for the seventh time.

Beatriz Souza retained women’s over-78kg crown without having to throw an attacking move in the final after the withdrawal of Cuba’s Idalys Ortiz.

"I had never experienced this, but I confess that I liked it," said Souza.

"It’s a different feeling.

"The fight ended up not happening but that doesn’t eliminate all the work I’ve done so far.

"Regardless of anything, I was prepared to fight."

Canada also enjoyed an impressive week on home soil, placing second in the overall standings with four gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

Two-time world champion Christa Deguchi got the better of Brazil’s 2016 Olympic gold medallist Rafaela Silva to secure women’s under-57kg gold.

"I was a bit wary going into my final bout," said Deguchi.

"At that point in the competition, I wasn’t feeling my best, whereas my opponent seemed to be in top form.

"In the end, I stuck to my game plan and was able to score in the final minute to come away with the gold."

Canada’s Julien Frascadore also prevailed on the opening day, overcoming Cuba’s Orlando Polanco to seal the men’s under-66kg title.

François Gauthier-Drapeau was another Canadian to beat Brazilian opposition in the final, overcoming reigning champion Guilherme Schimidt to claim men’s under-81kg gold.

The other Canadian gold-medallist in Calgary was Shady El Nahas who defeated Leonardo Gonçalves of Brazil to win his fourth under-100kg crown.

There were also titles for Australia, Cuba, Chile and Venezuela.

Australia’s Katharina Haecker was the only Oceania champion of the week as she clinched victory over Prisca Awiti Alcaraz of Mexico to seal women’s under-63kg gold.

Elvismar Rodríguez denied Australia another gold when the Venezuelan defeated Aoife Coughlan in the women’s under-70kg final.

There was also delight for Chile when Mary Dee Vargas downed Mexico’s Edna Carrilo in the battle for women’s under-48kg gold, while Cuba’s Andy Granda overcame Brazil’s Silva to clinch the men’s over-100kg title.