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Georgia’s Judoka team wins bronze medal at world championship in Astana

By Gvantsa Gabekhadze
Tuesday, September 1
The Georgian judo team took the third place in the World Championship in Astana on August 30.

Irakli Uznadze’s team beat Germany 4:1 and earned a bronze medal.

Georgian judokas Vazha Margvelashvili, Lasha Shavdatuashvili, Beka Ghviniashvili and Varlam Liparteliani beat their competitors, while Nugzar Tatalashvili lost his game.

For to fight for the third place the Georgian judo team had to beat Russia.

The Georgian judo team lost its first match with Mongolia, after which they competed against Russia.

When it comes to private competitions Georgian judoka Adam Okruashvili (+100 kg) has won a bronze medal at a world championship event.

He beat his German rival Andre Breitbart

Valeri Liparteliani was the first who won the first bronze medal at the championship from Georgia.

No Georgian judokas have won gold or silver medals at the championship.

One of the most famous Georgian judokas, Avtandil Tchrikishvili, was removed from the championship due to an unstated violation.

However, the repeated cadres have not been shown and commentators have stressed that referees were quite partial against Georgian athletes.