JudoTBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s National Judo Team won the European Judo Championship in Kazan, Russia.

In the final competition, the Georgian male judo team won 3:2 against the Russian team. The victories were won by Nugzar Tatalashvili, Avtandil Chrikishvili and Varlam Liparteliani.

The team defeated Hungary, Greece and Poland before the final.

This is the eighth time Georgia has won the European judo championship.

In individual competitions, Georgian athletes took two gold, three silver and two bronze medals.

Vazha Margvelashvili won gold in men’s 66kg category, while Varlam Liparteliani won gold in men’s 90kg. Varlam Liparteliani, 27, became European champion for the third time. He also won in 2014 and 2012.

Avtandil Chrikishvili won silver in men’s 81kg category; Lasha Shavdatuashvili in men’s 73kg category and Esther Stam in women’s 70kg category. Nugzar Tatalashvili won bronze in men’s 73kg category.