Georgian judoka Tato Grigalashvili claims gold at World Judo Masters in Doha

  • Tato Grigalashvili, 21 has handed a defeat to his Dutch rival in the under 81kg category. Photo: Di Feliciantonio Emanuele/IJF, 12 Jan 2021 - 23:36, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian judoka Tato Grigalashvili has claimed gold at the World Judo Masters in Doha, Qatar earlier today. 

Grigalashvili, 21, has handed a defeat to his Dutch rival Frank De Wit in the under 81kg category.

The International Judo Federation (IJF) reported that 'in the last category of the day, everything was possible with a field of play rich in world medallists' - Grigalashvili and De Wit - 'who won through every round to give themselves a chance to climb on the top of the podium'.

IJF also noted that 'if the final it seemed rather balanced during a large part of regular time'.

But following a very slight injury DE WIT, on his return on the tatami, seemed slightly distracted, which Grigalashvili was able to take advantage of to throw him before applying an unstoppable arm lock. Nice work Mr. Grigalashvili!" the article reads. 

Watch Grigalashvili defeating De Wit in Doha:

Doha is hosting the World Judo Masters on January 11-13.