Georgian athlete wins wrestling competition as he defeats Russian rival [VIDEO]

Greco-Roman style wrestler Nugzar Tsurtsumia won gold in the 55kg category. Photo: GeoWrestling/Facebook, 04 Aug 2019 - 10:04, Tbilisi,Georgia

A Georgian wrestler Nugzar Tsurtsumia defeated his Russian rival Elchiv Ibragimov at the wrestling competition in Poland yesterday. 

Tsurtsumia, who is a Greco-Roman style wrestler, has won gold in the 55kg category in the Ziolkowski, Pytlasinski & Poland Open held in Warsaw on August 2-4.

Watch Tsurtsumia defeat Ibragimov in a video released by the Georgian Wrestling Federation:

Earlier this year Tsurtsumia won gold in the U23 European Championship in Serbia. Last year he became the victor of the Greco-Roman wrestling world championship.

In recent years he has won gold in the 50kg category in Junior European Wrestling Championships in Romania, as well as the Austrian Open tournament.