Georgian freestyle wrestler Geno Petriashvili has won the gold medal at the Wrestling World Championship that took place in the French capital of Paris last night.
Per the United World Wrestling, Petriashvili, who is a two-time world bronze medalist and a bronze medal winner at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, has won the 125kg champion’s belt with a hard-fought 10-8 victory over the Turkish Taha Akgul, who had been seeking to secure a world-level title for the fourth year in a row.
This is incredible… Actually, I don’t remember anything that happened in the match – I’m just exhausted…I want to thank our coaches, doctors and the others on the team. We’re all a family; we’re all brothers”, Petriashvili said after the victory.
Another Georgian freestyle wrestler Vladimir Khinchegashvili took bronze in a 61kg category.