SALLY CONWAY moved a step closer to qualification for the Tokyo Olympics with victory at the Tel Aviv Grand Prix in Israel.

Conway, the world number seven, showed her class to win her group by defeating Elisavet Teltsidou from Greece, Alena Prokopenko from Russia and and Kelita Zupancic Canada to set up a semi-final against talented Spanish youngster Ai Tsunoda Roustant.

Despite Conway’s status as favourite, victory over Tsunoda Rousant was not a foregone conclusion as last year, the Spaniard became World Cadet, European Cadet and European Youth Olympic Festival champion, in addition to claiming silver at the European Junior Championships.

However, the Scot’s experience showed as she defeated Tsunoda Roustant by waza ari awasete ippon to set up a final against former World Championship bronze medallist Seongyeon Kim of Korea.

Conway dominated the final against her Korean opponent, who was ranked 33rd in the world, before throwing Kim for ippon using a Ashi-waza combination to take gold.

With only a few months of Olympic qualification remaining, Conway is almost assured of her place in the British team for Tokyo, where she will be hoping to do even better than the bronze medal she won in Rio in 2016.