Georgian Judoka Tushishvili Becomes World Champion

Georgian Judoka Guram Tushishvili, who was competing in the over 100 kg category, has become a world champion.

Tushishvili defeated Ushangi Kokauri, a Georgian national who participated in the championship for Azerbaijan, held in Baku.

Earlier, Tushishvili defeated his Romanian rival Daniel Natea and Ukrainian Iakiv Khamo. In the ¼ final, Tushishvili competed against Roy Mayer from The Netherlands. 

Last year, Tushishvili won the European championship. He also won the Grand Prix in Tbilisi and Zagreb in 2018. He took gold at the Grand Slam in Baku in 2017. Moreover, he is the World Cadet Champion of 2011.

Before Tushishvili, other members of the Georgia’s National Judo team also won medals: Varlam Liparteliani (100), captain of the Georgian team won Silver Medal on September 25 and Amiran Papinashvili (60) - the Bronze Medal.

By Thea Morrison

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27 September 2018 08:40