Jaba Papinashvili Judoka

Jaba Papinashvili

Jaba Papinashvili

  • Country:Georgia
  • Born:27 April 1998 (22 years)
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Georgian judoka Jaba Papinashvili became World Junior Champion in Zagreb in 2017. In April 2017 he won silver at the European Cup U21 in St. Petersburg where he lost to Gurbanl, his opponent in the World Championships final. He took silver at the Grand Prix in Antalya in 2018. He captured a bronze medal at the 2018 Junior World Championships in the Bahamas. He captured a bronze medal at the Grand Prix in Tbilisi in 2019. He took bronze at the European U23 Championship in 2019 in Izhevsk.

Lukhumi Chkhvimiani completes Tbilisi treble

29 Mar 2019 15:25

Georgian Lukhumi Chkhvimiani won his home Grand Prix for the third year in a row as he beat European champion Walide Khyar (FRA) in the U60kg final. Tokyo 2020 contender and Düsseldorf Grand Slam bronze medallist Chkhvimiani showed his superiority on home soil as he beat one-time Grand Prix winner Khyar by rolling the Frenchman over for a waza-ari score which was the only score in the men’s lightest final. Read more


Genki Koga earns new world title to add to 2015 cadet world crown

18 Oct 2018 07:10

Former Cadet World Championships gold medallist Koga Genki, 19, the son of 1992 Olympic champion and three-time world champion Koga Toshihiko, won an all-Japanese U60kg final on day one. Read more


Albert Oguzov aces Antalya for first Grand Prix win for Russia

6 Apr 2018 18:45

Russian judoka Albert Oguzov ruled the men’s lightest weight category at the Grand Prix of Antalya to force his way into the plans of Ezio Gamba for the remainder of Russia’s 2018 schedule. Read more


Jaba Papinashvili pips peers for Georgian victory

18 Oct 2017 18:25

Georgian youngster Jaba Papinashvili sent his country’s flag to the rafters and his stock to an all-time high by winning the first male final at the World Junior Championships in Zagreb. Papinashvili had too much attacking threat for former Junior European Championships winner Natig Gurbanli (AZE) as he launched a series of committed movements that troubled the Azeri. Read more

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