Ukrainian Artem Bloshenko took the 100kg weight class title at Judo's European Open in Cluj, Romania, defeating Cuba's Jose Armenteros in the final.
Adrian Gomboc and Mihael Žgank from Slovenia also picked up important victories in the build-up to the Baku 2015 European Games. Gomboc beat Alexandre Mariac in the 66kg weight class final, while Žgank defeated the Cuban Asley Gonzalez in the 90kg title match.
Another Baku 2015-bound judoka fighting in Cluj was Turkey's Ahmet Sahin Kaba, who lost to compatriot Bekir Ozlu in the 60kg men's final.
Local favourites Monica Ungureanu and Andreea Chitu of Romania clinched gold medals in the 48kg and 52kg, respectively, with Chitu defeating the Netherlands' Baku hope Birgit Ente. Her compatriots Juul Franssen and Sanne van Dijke won the 63kg and 70kg weight classes, respectively, but will not be competing in Azerbaijan.
French judoka Amelie Guihur picked up the 57kg title and compatriot Sama Hawa Camara collected a 78kg gold medal. Bosnia's Laris Ceric won the +78kg title.