Lisell Jäätma defeated compatriot Meeri-Marita Paas to win the women's compound title at the Sud de France ©World Archery

Estonian Lisell Jäätma defended her women’s compound crown at the Sud de France Nimes Archery Tournament with victory over compatriot Meeri-Marita Paas.

Second seed Jäätma edged Luxembourg’s Mariya Shkolna and France’s Lola Grandjean before seeing off fifth seed Paas 147-144 in the final.

Lola clinched bronze with a 144-143 win over top seed Amanda Mlinarić of Croatia.

Fourth seed Jean Philippe Boulch of France came out on top in the men’s compound final, beating compatriot Adrien Gontier 149-144.

Estonia’s Robin Jäätma produced one of the shocks of the day when he downed top seed Mike Schloesser of the Netherlands in the quarter-finals.

He was then beaten by eventual champion Boulch, but he did not leave empty-handed as he saw off last year’s runner-up Nicolas Girard of France in the bronze-medal match.

The top two seeds met in the women’s recurve final where Germany’s Lisa Unruh overcame Gabriela Schloesser of The Netherlands 6-4.

The bronze medal went to fourth seed Angeline Cohendet of France who defeated Ana Umer of Slovenia.

Third seed Steve Wijler of The Netherlands clinched men’s recurve gold with a 7-3 success over fellow countryman Gijs Broeksma.

There was a thrilling encounter in the bronze-medal match between France’s Jocelyn De Grandis and Slovenian Gaspar Stajhar.

With the contest locked at 5-5, De Grandis clinched the bronze with a 10 in the shoot off as Stajhar hit the eight.

The Sud de France Nimes Archery Tournament is one of World Archery’s biggest in-person events to be held since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

The competition was originally delayed by two weeks due to the French Government's pandemic-related restrictions on sporting events.

Having initially been planned to coincide with stage three of the remote 2021 Indoor Archery World Series, it now acts as a bonus stage.

Anti-virus measures such as the wearing of masks and athletes being spaced further apart than usual are in place, while a 6pm to 6am curfew is currently in force across France, with those at the tournament being subject to it.