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Georgia Finished Baku Grand Slam with Gold Medal - Gela Zaalishvili's Great Success

Unlike the previous days, Georgian had 6 participants on the last day of Baku Grand Slam 2019.

90 kg

Our athletes could not win a medal in this weight category. Avtandil Tchrikishvili lost the first meeting to Mammadali Mehdiyev of Azerbaijan.

As for young Lasha Bekauri, he overcame the first stage successfully. The Georgian defeated Altanbagana Gantulga of Mongolia. Unfortunately, in the second round Bekauri fell to Nemanja Majdov of Serbia.

World champion 2018 Nikoloz Sherazadishvili made through to semifinal where he also failed to Nemanja Majdov. In bronze final Nikoloz had to wrestle against Jesper Smink of Netherlands but he did not show up due to injury and Nikoloz won bronze medal.

-100 kg

Onise Saneblidze and Giorgi Beriashvili wrestled in this weight category. Saneblidze beat Laurin Boehler of Austria by ippon but then fell to Kazbek Zankishiev of Russia.

Giorgi Beriashvili won over Zalan Ohat of Hungary and then lost to Benjamin Fletcher of Ireland.

+100 kg

Gela Zaalishvili made through to final. He defeated Roy Meyer of Netherlands, Rustam Kotsoiev of Azerbaijan and Anton Krivobokov of Russia.

In final Zaalishvili beat Ruslan Shakhbazov of Russia by ippon and won the first gold medal at Grand Slam.

Tato Grigalashvili (81 kg) took the third place. He lost gold-silver chance to Ivaylo Ivanov of Bulgaria in semifinal. Before that, Grigalashvili won over Vlad Visan of Romania, Frank de Wit of Netherlands, Murad Fatiyev of Azerbaijan and Robin Pacek of Sweden. In repechage final the Georgian defeated Alexios Ntanatsidis of Greece.

Jaba Papinashvili (60 kg), Beka Shavdatuashvili (73 kg), Nugzar Tatalashvili (81 kg), Avtandil Tchrikishvili, Lasha Bekauri (both 90 kg), Giorgi Beriashvili, Onise Saneblidze (both 100 kg) and Giorgi Zakariadze (+100 kg) could not get in Top 3. Tetiana Levytska-Shukvani and Mari Makharashvili (both 52 kg) also could not get in Top 3.

Eka Eloshvili from Baku