Georgia at Tokyo Olympics: judoka Vazha Margvelashvili claims silver

Vazha Margvelashvili, 27, is one of the 34 Georgian athletes competing for the Olympic title in Tokyo. Photo: IJF, 25 Jul 2021 - 15:40, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian judoka Vazha Margvelashvili has claimed the country’s very first silver medal at the summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.   

Margvelashvili, 27, was defeated by his Japanese  rival Abe Hifumi, 23, in the -66kg category. 

The International Judo Federation has tweeted: