Competing on behalf of Israel, judokas Ori Sasson (heavyweight), Sagi Muki (lightweight) and Betina Temelkova (half-lightweight) won first place in their respective weight classes at the Tashkent Judo Grand Prix 2017.

Timna Nelson-Levy won a silver medal in the Tashkent Judo Grand Prix 2017. Photo by Marina Mayorova/IJF

The athletic competition was sponsored by the International Judo Federation on October 6-8 in Uzbekistan.

No other country in the competition garnered more than one gold medal at the event.

Sasson, 27, is a national celebrity after bringing home a bronze medal from the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.

Muki, 25, finished fifth at Rio and recently returned to competition after recovering from a serious injury.

In addition to the gold medalists, Israeli judoka Timna Nelson-Levy won a silver medal and Yarden Mayersohn won a bronze.

Temelkova previously competed for her native Bulgaria, but joined the Israeli national judo team this year and is seeking Israeli citizenship.

Sagi Muki, left, beat Mongolian opponent Dagvasuren Nyamsuren of Tashkent at the Grand Prix 2017 finals. Photo by Marina Mayorova/IJF