Neutral Russian athletes finished the European Sambo Championships with 58 gold medals ©FIAS

Neutral athletes from Russia have ended the European Sambo Championships with a remarkable winning margin as the team recorded 58 gold medals across the adult, junior, cadet and youth categories in Haifa.

The Russians, who are competing under the International Sambo Federation (FIAS) flag, secured all eight titles in the women's divisions at the Romema Sports Hall.

Alina Melkozero began the day of success in the under-47-kilograms as she got the better of Bulgarian Mihaela Kirilova for gold.

Dziyana Kuts, of the neutral team made up of Belarusians, won the first bronze medal and was joined on the third step of the podium by another neutral in Eva Alberti.

Alberti is participating as a neutral with a number of French athletes due to a Governmental dispute.

Anastasia Barabash, Alina Skripacheva, Anastasiia Berezhkova, Daria Baranenkova, Eva Ognivova, Madina Suleimanova and Alisa Pavlova also won gold medals on the final day in Israel.

The men's events saw slightly more diversity, as Russian neutrals won six of the eight available titles.

Armenia's Armen Aghumyan took the under-58kg win over Georgian Shalva Gulisashvili following bronze medal wins for Moldovan Vladimir Iacomi and Russian neutral Mikhail Kosiakin.

There was a triumph for the Belarusian neutrals in the under-98kg final as Arseni Malitski pipped Romanian Mihai Talpos to glory.

The podium was rounded out by Luka Jgenti of Georgia and Moldovan Mihail Ursu.

Armenia's four gold medals in total put them second overall while three titles for Belarusian neutrals put them third.