Georgian brothers become world champions in freestyle wrestling

Both brothers are now world champions in freestyle wrestling in the under-23 age category. Photo: U23 world championships press office., 19 Nov 2018 - 13:29, Tbilisi,Georgia

On the second day of the world championships of freestyle wrestling in Bucharest, Georgian brothers Avtandil and Nikoloz Kenchadze have become the world champions in the under-23 category.

Nikoloz Kenchadze, competing in the 79 kg category, gained the title yesterday while his brother Avtandil received a gold medal today in the 74 kg category.

Avtandil Kenchadze defeated his Romanian opponent in the final round, while Nikoloz Kenchadze won his match against a member of the Russian team.

On 13 November Georgian wrestler Nugzar Tsurtsumia won the Greco-Roman wrestling world championship in the 55kg category.

The same day Georgian Greco-Roman wrestler Zviad Pataridze became the world champion in the 130 kg category for the sixth time.

On 14 November Gela  Bolkvadze, competing in the  in 82 kg category, also won the world championship.