Vazha Margvelashvili Judoka

Vazha Margvelashvili

Vazha Margvelashvili

  • Country:Georgia
  • Born:3 October 1993 (26 years)
  • Popularity
Vazha Margvelashvili of Georgia won bronze at the Grand Prix Düsseldorf in 2015 and 2016 U66kg. He won world bronze in 2017 in Budapest. Margvelashvili he won the ECC Golden League in Vienna in 2015. He took gold at the Grand Prix in Tbilisi in 2017 and 2018. He won bronze at the Grand Slam in Paris in 2017 and gold at the Grand Prix Düsseldorf. He took bronze at the IJF Masters in 2017 and 2018. He won the Grand Prix in The Hague in 2018. He took silver at the Grand Slam in Paris in 2019.
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Italian starlet Manuel Lombardo aces Masters debut

12 Dec 2019 13:45

Italian super talent and Junior World Champion Manuel Lombardo won World Judo Masters gold by conquering four-time Grand Prix winner Ganbold Kherlen (MGL) in the U66kg final. The Italian Abu Dhabi Grand Slam winner made an immediate impact having qualified for his first Masters as he turned under the Mongolian to throw for a waza-ari score. Upon review, the score was upgraded as Ganbold had bridged to try to escape and in doing so endangered himself to slip to defeat via the maximum score. Read more

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Tokyo Preview Men U66kg: Japanese will likely destroy the rest

26 Aug 2019 00:10

The U66kg category in Tokyo is hard to predict, but when it comes to the finallists, it’s doable as some athletes are way above the rest. There are two Japanese in this category and the gold could easily go to either one. Abe is the more accomplished internationally but the older Maruyama has beaten Abe in both domestic and international competitions. Read more

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Denis Vieru is the man on form U66kg

19 Jun 2019 17:15

This division is likely the most competitive in Europe and Minsk will give us the answer who are the real challengers of Abe and Maruyama at the World Championships. Denis Vieru is the man in the class U66kg given his performances so far this year. He is second seeded as Vazha Margvelashvili has been very consistent, although he haven’t seen him too much lately. Read more

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Surprise Denis Vieru claims Moldova’s first Grand Slam crown

9 Feb 2019 18:30

Budapest Grand Prix bronze medallist Denis Vieru (MDA) won his first Grand Slam final to record his country’s first win at a Grand Slam. Vieru was tipped to play second fiddle to former world bronze medallist Vazha Margvelashvili (GEO) but the former upstaged his Georgian rival and one-time Grand Slam winner with a majestic tai-otoshi earning ippon in the U66kg final. Read more

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Magical Maruyama continues golden road to the top

15 Dec 2018 12:25

Joshiro Maruyama of Japan won the biggest accolade of his flourishing career as he brushed aside The Hague Grand Prix silver medallist Baruch Shmailov (ISR) in the U66kg final. Read more

Result City Date
3Qingdao12 Dec
3Odivelas16 Nov
3Minsk22 Jun
2Paris9 Feb
3Guangzhou2018

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