Raz Hershko of Israel struggles to keep a lid on her emotions after winning the women's over-78kg title in front of her home crowd ©IJF

Home favourite Raz Hershko raised the roof at the Shlomo Arena with women’s over-78 kilogram gold on the final day of the International Judo Federation Tel Aviv Grand Slam.

The Israeli judoka produced a faultless performance on her way to the final, securing an ippon to beat Diana Semchenko of Ukraine, Larisa Cerić of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Milica Žabić of Serbia.

Kayra Sayit of Turkey provided a stiffer examination in the gold-medal match but she was ultimately overpowered by Hershko.

The Turkish athlete was penalised twice for passivity before being penalised for a third time when breaking the grip against Hershko.

The bronze medals went to Žabić and Karen Stevenson of The Netherlands.

The heavyweight battle in the men’s over-100kg final went to Odkhüügiin Tsetsentsengel of Mongolia.

Ushangi Kokauri of Azerbaijan was stunned by a sasae-tsuri-komi-ashi that saw Tsetsentsengel secure an opening waza-ari.

Tsetsentsengel was left limping at the end of brutal tussle as he held out to clinch the title.

France’s Emre Sanal and Brazil’s Rafael Silva won their respective bronze-medal matches to earn places on the podium.

Zelym Kotsoiev of Azerbaijan was crowned men’s under-100kg champion after overcoming Michael Korrel of The Netherlands in the final.

Korrel’s challenge came to an end when Kotsoiev launched a soto-makikomi for an ippon.

The bronze medallists were Leonardo Goncalves of Brazil and Kyle Reyes of Canada.

Beka Gviniashvili of Georgia secured his fifth Grand Slam win of his career when he triumphed in the men’s under-90kg final.

The Georgian opened the scoring against Krisztián Tóth of Hungary with a waza-ari before landing another to clinch the title.

Gantulgyn Altanbagana of Mongolia and Mammadali Mehdiyev of Azerbaijan sealed the bronze medals.

The women’s under-78kg title was won by Italy’s Alice Bellandi following her victory over France’s Madeleine Malonga.

Bellandi went ahead courtesy of a combination of osoto-gari and ni-dan-ko-soto-gari before unleashing a barrage of seoi-otoshi attacks to claim gold.

Portugal’s Patricia Sampaio and Japan’s Mami Umeki grabbed the other places on the podium after their bronze-medal match wins.