Georgia’s Revaz Lashkhi, 24, had to settle for silver after losing on August 6 the men’s 60kg Greco-Roman wrestling final to Iran’s Omid Haji Noroozi at London 2012.
Lashkhi’s silver brings Georgia’s London Olympics medal tally to two after Lasha Shavdatuashvili won gold medal in men’s under 66kg judo on July 29.
Also on August 6 Georgia’s Vladimer Gegeshidze, 27, was close to winning a bronze in men’s 84kg Greco-Roman wrestling after he was given two points for parterre defense just before the end of the match against Kazakhstan’s Danyal Gajiyev, but referee’s decision was challenged by the Kazakh athlete; after a video replay the Georgian athlete was stripped of his points and a point and ultimately the bronze medal was given to the Kazakh athlete.
Georgian wrestlers arranged a rally outside the Ministry of Sports today, where a presidium is held to decide whether the president of the Wrestling Federation will keep the office. The veteran and acting athletes threw eggs to Kurtanidze, who managed to enter the ministry building only with the help of the police.
Georgian national judo youth team has won the European Judo Team Championship 2014 for the second time in a row. The youth team trained by Gia Gugava participated in the European tournament in Bucharest with the title of Europe`s and world`s champion along with 12 national judo teams under 21.
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.
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.