Blandine Pont won one of two gold medals for France on day one of the IJF Grand Slam in Paris ©Getty Images

Blandine Pont and Priscilla Gneto ensured it was a good first day for hosts France at the opening International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Slam of the year in Paris.

Pont earned her first Grand Slam gold with victory over Milica Nikolić of Serbia in the women's under-48 kilograms final at the Accor Arena, with Lapuerta Comas of Spain and Abiba Abuzhakynova of Kazakhstan earning the bronze medals by beating Tugce Beder of Turkey and Lee Hye-kyeong of South Korea respectively.

Gneto provided another French victory in the women's under-57kg, beating Olympic bronze medallist Jessica Klimkait of Canada in the final.

Daria Bilodid of Ukraine, a Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist at under-48kg, earned the same result at this Grand Slam in the higher weight category, overcoming Portuguese veteran Telma Monteiro.

Japan's Haruka Funakubo was the other bronze medallist with victory against Israel's Timna Nelson-Levy.

Cédric Revol could have provided a third French gold in the men's under-60kg, but was on the end of an upset against Azerbaijan's Balabay Aghayev in golden score in the final.

Uzbekistan's Kamoliddin Bakhtiyorov overcame Mongolia's Ariunbold Enkhtaivan to take bronze, a result matched by South Korea's Lee Ha-rim against France's Romaric Wend-Yam Bouda.

Under-48kg Olympic champion Distria Krasniqi of Kosovo took gold in the women's under-52kg, beating Réka Pupp of Hungary in the final.

Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Amandine Buchard picked up another medal for France by defeating compatriot Astride Gneto to take bronze, with Gefen Primo of Israel seeing off Larissa Pimenta of Brazil in the other match for third.

There was victory for an Olympic silver medallist in the men's under-73kg, Georgia's world number one Lasha Shavdatuashvili beating Olympic under-66kg bronze medallist Daniel Cargnin of Brazil.

Kazakhstan's Daniyar Shamshayev and Mongolia's Uranbayar Odgerel took the bronze medals.

The men's under-66kg featured several shocks, with Ukraine's Bogdan Iadov coming out on top at the expense of Erkhembayar Battogtokh of Mongolia in the final.

World number one Denis Vieru of Moldova and South Korea's An Jae-hong had to settle for joint-third.

The other gold medal of the day went to Israel's Gili Sharir in the women's under-63kg category with victory against Japan's Nami Nabekura in the final.

Bronze medals went to Poland's Angelika Szymańska and Cuba's Maylín del Toro Carvajal.

The second and final day of the IJF Grand Slam in Paris is due to be held tomorrow.