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.
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.
Georgian athletes will join the Sochi Winter Olympic Games today. Nino Tsiklauri was the first to ski in a giant slalom this morning taking 54th position in the ratings. She completed the slalom in 1:27.27 minutes.
Why not?! - this is what Russian president Vladimir Putin said when Georgian journalists asked him if he was prepared to meet with the president of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili. Journalists of Georgia`s leading TV companies...
Russian president Vladimir Putin will meet with the members of the Public Council today - as the member of the council, Georgian businessman in Russia, Mikheil Khubutia will be also among the guests at the meeting with the Russian president.