Neutral athletes from Russia won all 10 gold medals on the final day of the European Sambo Championships ©FIAS

Russian athletes, competing as neutrals, dominated day four of the European Sambo Championships in Novi Sad, Serbia, as they won all 10 gold medals to finish the event atop the standings.

The team claimed a total of 40 gold, four silver and seven bronze medals to blow second and third-placed Armenia and Romania out of the water on four and two golds respectively.

Vladimir Gladkikh began the rout for the neutrals, who are competing under the flag and name of the International Sambo Federation at the Sports and Business Centre Vojvodina.

He beat Georgia's Vakhtangi Chidrashvili in the men's under-58-kilograms final after neutral athlete from Belarus Uladzislau Burdz and Armenia's Tigran Kirakosyan won bronze.

Ramed Gukev took the win in the men's under-71kg division following a thrilling final against Mindia Liluashvili of Georgia.

Azerbaijan's Emil Hasanov and Ibai Garcia of Spain rounded out the podium as they shared bronze.

Azerbaijan's Jeyhun Huseynov narrowly missed out on gold in the men's under-88kg, losing to neutral Sergei Kiriukhin, of Russia, in the final.

Serbian Milan Mihajlovic and Dutchman Mistral Janssen won bronze as the losing semi-finalists.

The final men's gold medal went to Aleksei Merzlikin, in the over-98kg from runner-up Ilie Natea of Romania and bronze medallists Viktors Resko and Giorgi Zakariadze of Latvia and Georgia respectively.

In the women's events, it was Elmira Kahramanova, who triumphed in the under-54kg to deny Armenia's Varsik Grigoryan.

Neutral athlete Alena Kupava of Belarus and Spaniard Paula Lanza were not left empty handed after their semi-final defeats as they were awarded the bronze medals.

Valeria Anisimova tasted under-65kg glory after beating Dutchwoman Sem Van Dun while Maria Cabas of Spain and Anda Valvoi of Romania won bronze.

Alena Prokopenko won the final women's gold as she beat Lea Katarina Gobec of Croatia in the under-90kg decider.

Belarusian athlete Karyna Shut, competing as a neutral, joined Katerina Moskalova of Romania on the third step of the podium.

Fedor Durymanov, Zagid Gaidarov, and Anton Mamonov were the final combat sambo champions in the under-64kg, under-79kg and under-98kg classes respectively.