Brazilian Rafaela Silva earned gold for the hosts in the women's 57-kilogram judo final at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Monday, beating Sumiya Dorjsuren of Mongolia.
Meanwhile, Japan's Shohei Ono beat Rustam Orujov of Azerbaijan to take gold in the men's 73-kilogram event.
Here are all the medal winners from Monday's judo action:
|Olympic Judo 2016 Men's -73 Kilogram|
|Bronze (A)||Lasha Shavdatuashvili||Georgia|
|Bronze (B)||Dirk van Tichelt||Belgium|
|Olympic Judo 2016 Women's -57 Kilogram|
|Bronze (A)||Telma Monteiro||Portugal|
|Bronze (B)||Kaori Matsumoto||Japan|
Portugal's Telma Monteiro edged out Romania's Corina Caprioriu with a yuko to collect the first bronze medal on offer.
Kaori Matsumoto of Japan beat close friend Chen-Ling Lien of Taiwan by the same method, per the International Judo Federation:
However, as noted by JudoInside.com, it was not the result she ultimately would have wanted:
The 2012 Olympic champion lost to Dorjsuren in her semi-final, and the Mongolian earned a bout with local favourite Silva.
Silva won the 2013 World Championships in Rio and enjoyed yet another fairytale win in her hometown thanks to a wazari midway through the match.
The Mail on Sunday's Oliver Holt noted the importance of the moment, while NBC Olympics shared her reaction as she sent the crowd into rapturous applause:
In the men's event, Ono beat Dirk van Tichelt by ippon in the semi-final.
The Belgian had looked in fantastic shape until that point, having beaten Korea's Changrim An, so it was of little surprise the judoka came out on top in his bronze medal match:
So too did Georgia's Lasha Shavdatuashvili, as he made short work of Israel's Sagi Muki.
The final went as expected, with Ono quickly dispatching Orujov with a wazari followed by a match-winning ippon to collect Japan's first judo gold of the Rio Olympics.