Captain of Georgian Judo Team Wins Silver at World Championship

The Capitan of the Georgian National Judo Team, Varlam Liparteliani, won a Silver Medal at Judo World Championship 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan, on September 25.

In the semi-final, Liparteliani defeated Khagvasuren Otgonbaatar from Mongolia but was defeated by Korean rival in the struggle for Gold. Liparteliani won 5 struggles on his way to the final.

In other European Judo Championships, Liparteliani won gold in 2012, 2014 and 2016, silver in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2015, and bronze in the 2011 championship.

At the 2016 Olympic Games, Liparteliani won a silver medal.

Liparteliani's top skill is uchi mata for which he is currently ranked No. 1 in the world.

By Thea Morrison

Photo source: 1TV

26 September 2018 09:02