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Beka Gviniashvili steps into the golden generation

25 Oct 2013 18:50

   IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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The final between Samat Yessen of Kazachstan and Georgia Beka Gviniashvili was exciting to the bone. Gviniashvili was close after one minute with an armlock but Yessen could escape in the last and only moment. The sensation of Kazachstan impressed the whole day with amazing judo in a field of 40 judoka.

Gviniashvili is the recent European Champion and in advance one of the major challengers for the title. He scored a yuko one minute before the end and could secure his fold medal with a wazari and oseikomi to finish the match.

Revazishvili, Vazagashvili, Mamrikishvili, Zviadauri, Gujejiani, Liparteliani and Tchrikishvili are impressive judoka who won the World junior title for Georgia before Beka Gviniashvili. Most were able to make the transition to world senior level. Today Gviniashvili proved he is ready for the seniors.

Poland and Brazil conquered the bronze medals in this category U90kg. Patryk Ciechomski of Poland won five fights but couldn’t not defeat Gviniashvili. In his last match he overcame Japanese Kobayashi by waza-ari and added another great medal for the Polish team. Panam champion Henrique Silva added his second World level medal. In 2009 he won silver at the Cadet Judo Championships.

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  • Samat Yessen (KAZ), Beka Gviniashvili (GEO) - World Championships Juniors Ljubljana (2013, SLO) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Beka Gviniashvili (GEO), Samat Yessen (KAZ), Patryk Ciechomski (POL), Henrique Silva (BRA) - World Championships Juniors Ljubljana (2013, SLO) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation

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