Georgia’s judo team defeated Russia and won the European Judoka Championship on April 23.
Georgia’s judo team wins European Championship
By Gvantsa Gabekhadze
Tuesday, April 25
The final score in the battle between Georgia and Russia was 3:2 in favour of Georgia.
The first to fight from Georgia was Vaja Margvelashvili, 66 kg, who managed to defeat his Russian opponent, but in the second and third bouts, Georgian judokas Lasha Shavdatuashvili and Zebeda Rekhviashvili were defeated.
However, the fourth fight was won by Georgia’s Beka Gvibiashvili, and in the final fight Guram Tushishvli won with ippon.
Prior to Russia, the Georgians defeated the teams from Italy, Serbia and Ukraine.
Georgia's national judo team, Sagaredjo, also won the 2016 European Club Championships, one of the sport's most prestigious titles, held in Grozny, the main city of the Chechen Republic in Russia.
The Georgian team defeated Russian judokas in the final battle.
Another Georgian judo team competing at the Championships, Fighter Tbilisi, won bronze after the team defeated the German team in the final competition.
Europe’s eight strongest judo clubs participated in the championships.