Georgia’s freestyle wrestlers defeat Russia, win European Cup of Nations [VIDEO]

The final score with Russia was 6-2. Photo by Georgia’s Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs’ press office., 19 Nov 2016 - 13:14, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s freestyle wrestling team has won the European Cup of Nations by defeating Russia in the final series of the competition.

Held on 18-19 November in Bucharest, Romania, the final fight yesterday saw six Georgian freestyle wrestlers defeat their Russian competitors. Of the eight fights, Georgia won six of the challenges, resulting in a final score of 6-2 in Georgia's favour.

See the video below about the championship released by Georgia's Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs: 

The wrestlers who gained victory were: 

  • Otar Gogava (57kg) 
  • Zurab Iakobashvili (65kg) 
  • David Tlashadze (70kg)
  • Zurab Erbotsonashvili (74kg) 
  • Elizbar Odikadze (97kg) 
  • Geno Petriashvili (125kg)

Beka Lomtadze (61kg) and Sandro Amiranashvili (86kg) placed second in their respective fights. 

Before the final competition the Georgian team defeated Ukraine-5-3 and Romania 8-0. 

Today Georgia’s Creco-Roman wrestling team will fight in the Bucharest competition.