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 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. Vazha won the Grand Prix in The Hague in 2018. He took silver at the Grand Slam in Paris in 2019 and Grand Slam Düsseldorf in 2020.
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Abe Hifumi match sister Uta with Düsseldorf gold

21 Feb 2020 19:50

Former world champion Abe Hifumi (JPN) secured his eighth Grand Slam title after a thrilling final against World Judo Masters bronze medallist Vazha Margvelashvili (GEO). Abe lived dangerously in the opening minute as he was inches away from going behind to a ko-soto-gari and was almost caught with an ura-nage. Read more

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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

Result City Date
2Düsseldorf21 Feb
3Qingdao2019
3Odivelas2019
3Minsk2019
2Paris2019

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