Hidayat Heydarov provided one of two victories for Azerbaijan on day two of the IJF Grand Slam in Baku ©Getty Images

Hosts Azerbaijan enjoyed a double success on the second day of the Heydar Aliyev Baku Grand Slam on the International Judo Federation (IJF) World Tour.

Hidayat Heydarov provided the host nation's first victory at the National Gymnastics Arena, winning the men's under-73 kilograms final against Petru Pelivan of Moldova.

In a bronze medal bout between two Russian athletes competing as individual neutrals, Astana Grand Slam winner Makhmadbek Makhmadbekov overcame Danil Lavrentyev.

The other podium place went to Uzbekistan's Shakhram Ahadov, who beat Salvador Cases Roca of Spain.

Zelim Tckaev was the other home winner, triumphing in the men's under-81kg final against Austria's Olympic bronze medallist Shamil Borchashvili.

Antonio Esposito of Italy took bronze against Uzbekistan's Nurbek Murtozoev, a feat matched by Japan's Kenya Kohara against Joao Fernando of Portugal.

Poland's Angelika Szymańska earned her maiden IJF Grand Slam title in the women's under-63kg, beating world bronze medallist Szofi Özbas of Hungary in the final.

Katharina Haecker of Australia earned bronze at the expense of Portugal's Barbara Timo with a golden score victory, and Israel's Gili Sharir beat Lubjana Piovesana of Austria to take joint-third.

In the day's other event, Greece's Elisavet Teltsidou claimed her fourth Grand Slam victory and third of the year by winning the women's under-70kg final against Spain's Ai Tsunoda Roustant, a tie that lasted 15min 39sec.

The 2019 world champion Marie-Ève Gahié of France earned bronze against Croatia's Lara Cvjetko, but Croatia did have a place on the podium through two-time world champion Barbara Matić, who beat Germany's Miriam Butkereit.

The Grand Slam in Baku is due to conclude tomorrow with the women's under-78kg and over-78kg and the men's under-90kg, under-100kg and over-100kg events.