Georgian freestyle wrestler wins world championship for the third time [Video]

  • Geno Petriashvili, 25, has defeated his Turkish rival Taha Akgul  in the 125kg category. Photo: United World Wrestling

Agenda.ge, 21 Sep 2019 - 19:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian freestyle wrestler Geno Petriashvili has won the world championship for the third time today in Kazakhstan.

Petriashvili, 25, has defeated his Turkish rival Taha Akgul in the 125kg category. 

Petriashvili won the first gold in Paris in August 2017. 

He won the second gold in Budapest in 2018.

Watch Geno Petriashvili defeating Taha Akgul in Nur Sultan:

 Petriashvili is a two-time world bronze winner at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

He has also won a bronze medal at the European Games in 2015.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The United World Wrestling (UWW) has named Petriashvili as the Best Freestyle Athlete of 2016.

The capital of Kazakhstan, Nur Sultan, is hosting the 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships from September 14 to 22.

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