Gela Zaalishvili Judoka

Gela Zaalishvili

Gela Zaalishvili

  • Country:Georgia
  • Born:19 August 1999 (19 years)
  • Popularity
Georgian judoka Gela Zaalishvili won the 2018 Junior world title in Nassau. He won a bronze medal at the European Cadet Championships U18 Sofia in 2015 and bronze at the EYOF in Tbilisi in 2015. He won the European team title for Cadets in 2015. He took bronze at the Junior European Championships in 2017 in Maribor. He took a bronze medal at European U23 Championships in 2017 held in Podgorica. Zaalishvili won the Grand Slam in Baku in 2019 and bronze at the Grand Prix Budapest.
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Or Sasson back on track with heavyweight gold

14 Jul 2019 20:20

Israel’s Or Sasson had the final say at the Budapest Grand Prix as he conquered Paris Grand Slam bronze medallist Kageura Kokoro (JPN) to win his fourth Grand Prix title. Ekaterinburg Grand Slam silver medallist Sasson threw with a ko-soto-gake eight seconds into golden score for gold and, after this stellar showing, will expect to be in the frame for a medal at the World Championships in Tokyo. Read more

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Junior world champion Gela Zaalishvili steps up to glory

12 May 2019 19:35

Junior World Championships gold medallist Gela Zaalishvili of Georgia made an impression on the IJF World Judo Tour to open his senior medal account on the international stage. Zaalishvili countered a sasae-tsurikomi-ashi attempt from Tunis Grand Prix bronze medallist Ruslan Shakhbazov (RUS) with te-waza for a waza-ari score and added a second waza-ari to seal a decisive victory in the last contest of the Grand Slam in Azerbaijan. Read more

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The 5 biggest male judo breakthroughs of 2018

27 Dec 2018 15:35

Who are the ten groundbreaking talents who really emerged this year, at any level? We closely watched judoka born from 1998 onwards. Some of the most absolutely amazing stars of this year, such as Sherazadishvili, Igolnikov or Gjakova had already experienced their breakthroughs, but nonetheless had their best year ever and are expected to develop further. Read more

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Gela Zaalishvili take charge of men’s heavyweight judo

21 Oct 2018 01:30

Georgian Gela Zaalishvili won the last contest in the individual competition as he bested Budapest Grand Prix silver medallist Stephan Hegyi (AUT) in the +100kg final. After Guram Tushishvili (GEO) won the senior world title in Baku, Azerbaijan, last month, Georgia showed that they have more highly-exciting heavyweight prospects in their ranks. Read more

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Georgian men and women shine at Junior European Championships

15 Sep 2018 17:45

Georgia is traditional strong at the last day of the Junior European Championships. With their power in the categories U100kg and +100kg the Georgians celebrated two European champions on the third day in Sofia. Read more

Result City Date
3Budapest14 Jul
1Baku12 May
5Tbilisi29 Mar
2Tbilisi2018
1Nassau2018

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