Russia won eight out of 10 events on day two of the European Sambo Championships ©FIAS

The Russian neutral athletes continued their momentum from day one of the European Sambo Championships, winning eight gold medals in total on day two in Haifa.

In the men's 58 kilogram, Vladimir Gladkikh took gold following a victory over Vakhtangi Childrashvili of Georgia in the final, with Mehman Khalilov of Azerbaijan taking bronze alongside Armenia's Tigran Kirakosyan.

In the men's 71kg, Ali Tursunov was triumphant, defeating Sayapin Uladzislau in the final, as Georgia's Mindia Liluashvili and Azerbaijan's Hajali Gasimov took bronzes with losses in the semi-finals.

Sergei Kiriukhin won the men's 88kg after beating Gheorghe Bodirlau of Romania in the final, with Aliaksandr Kruhlik and Azerbaijan's Jeyhun Huseynov claiming third.

Margarita Barneva got the better of Varsik Grigoryan of Armenia in the final of the women's 54kg, with Andorra's Vera Zorea and Alena Kupava taking bronzes.

In the women's 65kg final, Ekaterina Onoprienko took gold after a win over compatriot Daniela Zhdan, as Sem Van Dun of the Netherlands and Romania's Anda Valvoi took third.

Russian neutrals have now won 16 of the possible 21 medals available at the European Sambo Championships ©FIAS
Russian neutrals have now won 16 of the possible 21 medals available at the European Sambo Championships ©FIAS

In the women's 80kg, Alena Prokopenko was first, with Croatia's Lea Katarina Gobec taking second and third place going to Romania's Katerina Moskalova and Andorra's Evelina Cazacu.

Pavel Panteleev claimed first over compatriot Yauhen Mikhno in the men's 64kg combat sambo, with bronzes going out to Bulgaria's Delyan Iliev and Spain's Alejandro Sanchez Garcia.

In the men's 79kg combat sambo, Aslanbek Kodzaev defeated Fernando Diaz of Spain in the final, with Eduard Kutsko and Dutch fighter Imre Dielis taking third.

Armenia's Arman Avanesyan managed to win the men's 98kg combat sambo title, defeating Raman Damiyeu, with bronzes going out to Viktor Nemkov and Marino Dugandzic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Giorgi Kavtaradze won the men's over 98 kg final with a win over Vladimir Gajic of Serbia, with Anton Brachev and Ilya Zhupikau taking third.

The European Sambo Championships will continue tomorrow, with the junior, youth and cadet tournaments starting.