Hosts South Africa topped the senior medal standings at the Commonwealth Judo Championships after claiming five golds, three silvers and eight bronzes at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.
Luthando Biko won top honours in the men’s 60 kilogram category after overcoming Mozambique’s Artur Carlos Junior in the final.
His compatriot Preston Davids was one of the two bronze medallists along with Botswana’s Gavin Mogopa.
There were also gold medals for South Africa in the men’s 66kg, 81kg and 90kg through Siyabulela Mabulu, Dale Whittaker and Zack Piontek respectively.
Mabulu defeated Mozambique’s Kevin Loforte in the two-competitor 66kg division, while Whittaker got the better of fellow South African Nicolaas Louw in the 81kg as Guernsey's Louis Plevin and England’s Aiden Donald shared the third step of the podium.
Piontek led a South African podium sweep in the 90kg with Michael Pfeffer coming second and Michael Alan Nothnagel finishing third.
The home nation’s one other gold medal came courtesy of Courtney Read, the winner of the women’s 70kg as the sole competitor.
England were second in the medal standings with five golds, two silvers and one bronze.
Their wins came via Rhys Thompson in the men’s 100kg, Wesley Greenidge in the men’s over 100kg, Olivia Piechotta in the women’s 48kg, Acelya Toprak in the women’s 57kg and Sally Moon in the women’s 78kg.
The other four gold medals were shared between three countries with India’s Garima Chaudhary topping the women’s 63kg podium, Mauritius’ Annabelle La Providence triumphing in the women’s over 78kg and Wales’ Connor Ireland and Jade Lewis winning the men’s 73kg and women’s 52kg respectively.