Georgian archer reaches European Grand Prix final in Bulgaria

Georgian archer Kristine Esebua is ranked as number 22 in the world. Photo from Francois Nel/Getty Images Europe., 15 Apr 2016 - 18:36, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian archer Kristine Esebua has reached the final of the European Grand Prix in Bulgaria's capital Sofia after winning five matches at the tournament.

Esebua, ranked number 22 in the world, defeated four competitors from Estonia, Moldova, Poland and Slovenia before overcoming Turkey's Ecem Yasemin Anagoz in a dramatic 5-4 semi-final victory.

After an early 4-2 lead in the semi-final match, the Turkish athlete came back into the game by winning two sets to level the score at 4-all.

Khatuna Narimanidze of Georgia is also part of the national team competing at the European Grand Prix. Photo from Getty Images Europe.

Esebua however emerged the eventual winner with a 27-26 score in the final set of the game and she advanced to the final.

The Georgian archer will face Ukraine's Polina Rodionova for the major prize on April 16.

Before the final game Esebua will also take part in the team section of the Grand Prix today.

She will join fellow archers Khatuna Narimanidze and Tsiko Putkaradze against Bulgarian favourites Marina Naidenova, Dobromira Danailova and Yordanka Atanasova.

Esebua was one of four individual athletes representing Georgia at the competition, however after the other members of the team were eliminated during the qualifying round, they will now only compete in the team section of the Grand Prix.

Esebua and Narimanidze recently competed in the World Archery Indoor Championships in Ankara, Turkey, finishing 6th and 25th respectively from 35 women archers.

The third member of Georgia's women's team, Yulia Lobzhanidze, finished 17th in the final classification of the Ankara World Championships that ran from March 1-6.

The European Grand Prix contest in Sofia launched on April 12 and will conclude with the round of finals on April 16.