Georgian judokas have won five medals at the prestigious Doha World Judo Masters: two gold, one silver and two bronze medals.
The Georgian team came second for male teams at the championship.
Tato Grigalashvili jumps for joy as he becomes Masters Champion! Displaying incredible throwing ability as well as fantastic groundwork, this victory surely cements his Rising Star award in Judofest! #JudoMasters #Judo @qatar_olympic— Judo (@Judo) January 12, 2021
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As Kotsoiev's right arm came high, @varlamliparteliani caught it and dropped under for a lightning fast drop Seoi! He really is one of the greatest Judoka of this generation, such incredible longevity!#JudoMasters #Judo @qatar_olympic— Judo (@Judo) January 13, 2021
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The International Judo Federation wrote that ‘Liparteliani is really is one of the greatest Judokas of this generation.’
Grigalashvili was named 'best male athlete' based on the number of ippon scores (four ippon) and the total time spent on the tatami (16 minutes and 33 seconds) at the end of the competition.
The competition was held between January 11 and 13.