Women's combat sambo and youth sport sambo events were held on day three of the Asia and Oceania Sambo Championships ©FIAS

Women's combat sambo competition began today at the Asia and Oceania Sambo Championships in Astana, with athletes from four nations claiming gold medals.

Hosts Kazakhstan fared well on the first two days in the blind and visually impaired, and junior and masters combat events at the Beeline Arena.

They added three golds in the women's combat sambo.

Zhadyra Paiyz beat Turkmenistan's Aylar Melikova to under-50 kilograms gold, Fariza Nurseitova triumphed at under-72kg, and Ulbossyn Adilova took the under-80kg title at the expense of India's Sheenu Ahlawat and Turkmenistan's Jahan Muhammedova.

There were two golds for Uzbekistan, with Musharraf Ibodullaeva winning the under-54kg final against Turkmenistan's Veronika Rus and Shakhzoda Azatova clinching the under-59kg decider against Kazakhstan's Gulzira Kudasbek.

Miraida Medetbek Kyzy provided success for Kyrgyzstan against home favourite Aiida Karchayeva in the under-65kg, and Turkmenistan's gold came through Maksuda Egemberdiyeva in the over-80kg division at the expense of Kazakhstan's Zulfiya Mukhamediyarova and India's Manisha Hanumant Patole.

Youth sport sambo competition was also held today in Astana.

Kazakhstan won three of the men's titles, with Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan taking two and Tajikistan one.

On the women's side, Mongolia and Uzbekistan won three golds each, with Uzbekistan earning two.

The Asia and Oceania Sambo Championships is due to continue tomorrow with the men's combat sambo and junior sport sambo for both genders.