France's Andeol, Riner win gold

France's Emilie Andeol overcame Cuba's Idalys Ortiz to win the women's +78kg category on Friday, claiming her country's first judo gold medal of the Games.

Emilie Andeol reacts after securing the gold.   -  Reuters

Teddy Riner won the men's gold in +100kg category.   -  Reuters

France's Emilie Andeol overcame Cuba's Idalys Ortiz to win the women's +78kg category on Friday, claiming her country's first judo gold medal of the Games and sending French supporters into a frenzy.

Andeol knocked out top seed Yu Song of China in the semifinal, before finally beating London gold medallist Ortiz in over three minutes of “golden score” extra time with a match-ending ippon.

Ortiz's silver is her third Olympic medal. She won bronze in Beijing in 2008. Yu and Japan's Kanae Yamabe won bronze.

Riner claims gold in +100kg

France, one of just three countries fielding a full team of 14 judokas in Rio, had claimed two silver medals and one bronze heading into the final day of Olympic judo action. Frenchman Teddy Riner has the chance to add another gold in the men's +100kg final later on Friday.

Teddy Riner beat Japan's Hisayoshi Harasawa to defend his Olympic title in the +100kg category on Friday, claiming France's second judo gold of the day and cementing his place as the world's best judoka.

Riner, who has not lost a match in six years, had to overcome a tough challenge from Israel's Or Sasson in the semifinal before defeating Harasawa on penalties in the gold medal match.

Sasson and Brazil's Rafael Silva won bronze.

Riner's victory comes on the heels of compatriot Emilie Andeol's gold in the women's +78kg division on Friday, which was France's first judo gold of their Rio campaign.