Judoka Beka Ghviniashvili's Doha Masters move named best ippon of competition

  • Ghviniashvili in action against the Netherlands' Noel van T End in the fixture for the gold medal of the 90kg category in Doha. Photo: Emanuele Di Feliciantonio/via International Judo Federation.

Agenda.ge, 21 Jan 2021 - 14:41, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian wrestler Beka Ghviniashvili's pool-winning move at the recently concluded Doha World Judo Masters has been named the best ippon of the competition by the International Judo Federation.

The IJF released a video edit of Top Ippons of its first tournament of the new year this week, with Ghviniashvili ending up on the top spot of the selection.

The Georgian's ippon against his German opponent Eduard Trippel in the ultimate fixture of Pool A of the Masters earned the judoka the win of the 90kg category group.


Ghviniashvili went on to finish second overall in his weight category and earned the silver medal, with the Netherlands' Noel van T End taking the gold and Trippel ending up third with a bronze.

One of five Georgians to earn medal-winning results at the contest, Ghviniashvili reached 45 ippon moves in his fixtures at international competitions with the Doha Masters move.

He finished third in last year's European Seniors Championships and Düsseldorf Grand Slam, and was the winner of the 2019 Osaka Grand Slam event.