Shamo Aslanov was one of two lifters from Azerbaijan to win gold at the Para Powerlifting World Cup in Tbilisi today ©Getty Images

Azerbaijani duo Elshan Huseynov and Shamo Aslanov won gold medals on the penultimate day of the World Para Powerlifting World Cup in Tbilisi.

Aslanov overcame home athlete Giorgi Latsabidze in the men's over-107-kilogram category, producing a best lift of 222kg.

Georgia's Latsabidze managed 203kg and had to settle for the bronze medal, behind Colombia's Jhon Castaneda Velasquez on 205kg.

At under-107kg there was also a Georgian bronze medallist, this time Akaki Jintcharadze. 

Nuriddin Davlatov was the runner-up, with a total of 215kg versus Huseynov's 227kg, which would have been enough to win at the higher weight category, underlining Huseynov's talent.

Farhod Umirzakov of Uzbekistan won the other men's event today, under-88kg.

A best effort of 205kg enabled Umirzakov to relegate Brazil's Evanio da Silva - a Rio 2016 silver medallist - to second place.

Kazakhstan's Rakhmetzhan Khamayev was third.

Britain's Louise Sugden was a clear winner in the women's under-86kg, lifting 22kg more than her nearest rival, Ukraine's Alina Kumeyko. 

The winning lift was 125kg. 

Leyla Karimova from Azerbaijan was third.

At over-86kg, Israel's Polina Katsman was the lone presence on the podium, with a best lift of 121kg. 

The World Cup - a key event as athletes jostle for position in the Paralympic rankings - is due to conclude tomorrow.