Japan's Ryoko Takeda became junior world champion in addition to her cadet title ©IJF

The International Judo Federation (IJF) Junior World Championships continued in The Bahamas with more medals decided in Nassau.

In the women's under-52 kilograms event, Japan's 2015 cadet world champion became the world junior champion at the Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas' Imperial Ballroom.

Ryoko Takeda beat Israel's Gefen Primo by two waza-ari scores without response to take the title.

The Japanese judoka won her 2015 cadet title in the under-57kg category but seems to have successfully transitioned to the lower weight class.

The first bronze medal went to Cleona Riciu of Romania who beat France's Faia Mokdar.

Ricui countered the French judoka in golden score to prevent the Junior European Championships gold medallist from taking her country's first medal in Nassau.

Poland's Aleksanda Kaleta won the second bronze medal as she forced a submission from France's Corlaine Marcus Tabellion.

Kaleta tapped out her opponent with a juj-gutame for ippon.

In the next weight category, Japan's Haruka Funakubo remained unbeaten at the Junior World Championships, taking her third world title at this level.

The under-57kg defending champion won gold in 2015 and 2017 and debuted on the IJF World Judo Tour by winning bronze at the Zagreb Grand Prix.

Funakubo's opponent was France's Sarah Leonie Cysique who could not score against the Japanese judoka, who managed waza-ari before pinning her opponent for ten seconds and the victory.

The bronze medals went to Slovenia and Japan.

Slovenia's Kaja Kajzer defeated the Junior European Championships bronze medallist, Marica Perisic of Serbia.

The first kyu brown belt had to battle through five-and-a-half minutes of extra time until the Serbian conceded her third and final shido to be eliminated.

Japan's Kana Tomizawa upset the senior world number 24 in the second bronze medal match.

Golden score decided the outcome between Tomizawa and Mongolia's Enkhriilen Lkhagvatogoo, with the Japanese judoka scoring after 29 seconds of additional time.

In the men's competition, top seed and Junior European Championships winner Manuel Lombardo of Italy added the world junior title to his accomplishments.

The Italian beat the Junior Pan American champion, Michael Marcelino of Brazil, in the men's under-66kg final.

After 71 seconds of the contest, Lombardo threw his opponent for ippon and the title.

Junior European Championships silver medallist Murad Chopanov of Russia beat Kazakhstan's Sunggat Zhubatkan in the first bronze medal match while Japan took the second bronze through Yuji Aida who beat Russia's Kabek Naguchev.

In the final contest of the day, the Senior European Championships bronze medallist Bilal Ciloglu had to come from behind to defeat his Japanese opponent in the gold medal match.

Ryo Tsukamoto scored waza-ari first before the Turkish judoka responded to force golden score.

Keeping his composure, Ciloglu scored after 16 seconds to take the victory.

Greece's Georgios Markarian beat Victor Sterpu of Moldova for the bronze medal in the men's under-73kg event.

Whilst claiming the first medal for his country, Markarian scored one of the most impressive throws of the competition so far.

The Greek judoka threw with seoi-otoshi for ippon to take the bronze.

In the second bronze medal match, Kazakhstan's Zhanbolat Bagtbergenov beat Russia's David Gamosov by a well-timed score.

Bagtbergenov scored with nine seconds left on the clock, giving Gamosov no time to respond.

Day two of the Championship also saw the tournament officially opened by the Opening Ceremony as the IJF President, Marius Vizer, was joined by the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture for The Bahamas, Lanisha Rolle, and Bahamas Judo Federation President D'Arcy Rahming.