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Beka Gviniashvili and Avtandili Tchrikishvili give a show for Georgian crowd
Beka Gviniashvili and Avtandili Tchrikishvili give a show for Georgian crowd
28 Dec 2017 16:55
Christian Fidler

Beka Gviniashvili has won the national title U90kg. In the final he defeated Avtandili Tchrikishvili in one of the best finals of the day. In Tbilisi only the men fight due to a lack of female judoka. For sure that will change in the next years with the mixed team event in 2020 at the Olympic Programme.

The two lions gave a battle to the public. Gviniashvili recently also won the IJF Masters, a prestigious tournament.

Also the men’s U81kg was interesting with Zebeda Rekhviashvili and Nugzari Tatalashvili as favourites for the final, but Rekhviashvili didn’t reach that final, he took bronze. It was Tamazi Kirakozashvili who defeated Tatalashvili in the final. Koba Mchedlishvili also claimed bronze.

Not all the Georgian stars were fighting at this annual event, Varlam Liparteliani, Guram Tushishvili are among the ones who took rest at the end of the year.

On Wednesday Lukhumi Chkhviami won his third national title. Amiran Papinashvili didn’t fight. Tornike Nagliashvili won the title for men U66kg. Vazha Margvelashvili was absent as well.

Lasha Shavdatuashvili is the indisputed number one of Georgia which was clear this week again. In the final he defeated Zviad Kapanadze. In today’s heavyweight final  Levan Matiashvili bested Onise Bughadze. Matiashvili captured his fourth national title which is exceptional in this relative young country. Only a few men in Georgia won four national titles. Lasha Taveluri overcame Iasoni Nemsadze in the final U100kg.

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