Georgia’s Khinchegashvili Wins Olympic Gold in Rio

RIO De JANEIRO – Georgian freestyle wrestler Vladimer Khinchegashvili won a gold medal at the Rio Olympic Games in the 57-kilogram category on Friday night, bringing home the country's second gold from the XXXI Olympiad

The 25-year-old Khinchegashvili, who hasn’t lost since the  2014 World Championship final, defeated Japan’s Rei Higuchi in the gold medal match with a score of 4:3.

Khinchegashvili represented Georgia at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where he won a silver medal in the 55-kilogram category.

Georgia has so far won two golds, one silver and three bronze medals at the 2016 Olympics.

Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze won the country's first gold medal on August 17, setting a new World Record in the over 105-kilogram category.

20 August 2016 02:04