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Host country Georgia takes ten medals in Jr Olympics

by | Aug 2, 2015
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(Tbilisi 2015.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia won ten medals in the European junior Olympics, which ended in Tbilisi on Saturday.

Four gold and six bronze went to the home nation in this year’s European Youth Olympic Festival.

Nine of the Georgian medals were in judo, while one bronze medal was won by Dmitri Govorov in gymnastics.

Georgian athletes participated in all nine sports in these games. A total of 137 Georgian athletes took part in ‘Tbilisi 2015’, as it is also known.

Georgia had the strongest showing in judo among all participant nations, grabbing 9 medals (4-0-4) in total.

Russia topped the medal table with 37 medals in total, including 17 gold. Italy came second with 12 gold, while France and Hungary each brought home nine gold medals from the tournament.

Onise Saneblidze won his fourth gold medal in men’s 90kg judo category on Saturday, while Gela Zaalashvili won a bronze medal in men’s +90kg.

The European junior Olympics lasted six days and included volleyball, handball, judo, basketball, swimming, tennis, gymnastics, cycling and athletics.



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