Young Georgian judo wrestler captured Georgia`s first gold medal at the London Olympic Games by defeating four rivals, the last of whom was 11 years older than the Georgian sportsman. Lasha won men`s under 66-kilogram category on July 29. Shavdatuashvili, 20, defeated in the final Hungary`s Miklós Ungvári and before that made his way to the final after defeating in semi-final one of the favorites Masashi Ebinuma of Japan. Georgian president has already congratulated whole Georgia and the gold medal holder on this victory. `This is an unforgettable day for whole Georgia and for Gori in Particular - 20 year-old judo wrestler Lasha Shavdatuashvili became Olympic champion. He fought worthily against a very experienced rival, he trusted in himself and brought the first gold medal to Georgian national Olympic team,` President said in the letter of congratulation.
Georgia may host the rugby world championship for the youth under 20 in 2017. Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili approved the proposal of the Rugby Union of Georgia to apply to international federation on 27th of June.
Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili chaired the regular meeting of the government commission for supporting football development. The session was aimed at planning projects for football development in Georgia were discussed.
Georgian National Judo Team has won the European Championship for the third time in a row. The tournament was held in the Montpellier, France. The Georgian judokas defeated the Russians in Montpellier.
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Government of Georgia has a long-term and systematic vision to the direction of sports development - the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili said in his speech at the conference dedicated to the sports development.