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Mikheil Batiashvili, Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport hosted the wrestlers from the World Championship. The meeting at the Ministry was attended by Georgian free and Greek-Roman wrestling federation officials, coaches and various stakeholders. The meeting was also attended by First Deputies - Mikheil Giorgadze and Shalva Gogoladze. The wrestlers were greeted and congratulated by Mikheil Kavelashvili - the Chairman of the Sports and Youth Affairs Committee of Georgian Parliament.
Mikheil Batiashvili: "I am glad to meet you and I am immensely delighted with your beligerent hard work and the success that you have achieved at the World Championship. The world's championship is undoubtedly a clear example and demonstration of your professionalism. In addition, this success is the joint and purposeful work of the Ministry and the Wrestling Federation and by the immense work the coaches have put in anticipation of the Championship. It is especially heartwarming that our Geno Petriashvili has won the gold medal and that he naturally became the second-best wrestler in the world. Geno has won the most prestigious heavy weight titles. Needless to say, it is very difficult to protect and maintain this title. Overall, winning six medals at the World Championship is a great achievement!
Wrestling has always been a part of Georgia and our cultural identity. Our constant achievements at the international stage is a pleasant continuation of our ancient tradition. You are the sportsmen who have given our country a lot of victories in the past, I and am sure you will continue to do so in the coming future”.
On 20-28 October, in Hungarian capital of Budapest, the world champion of wrestlers was hosted, where both wrestlers of Georgia competed and gained 6 medals - 1 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals.
1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals are accounted for the free-style and the Greek-Roman wrestling teams. Geno Petriashvili was awarded with the title of the best freestyle wrestler in Budapest. The Georgian heavyweight champion did not bow to anyone and became the best wrestler for the second. The Free-style wrestling team took the third place with 105 points in the team count.
Free-style wrestling team
Geno Petriashvili (hard) - Gold
Avtandil Kenchadze (74 kg) - silver
Zurab Iakobishvili (70kg) - Bronze
Elizbar Odikadze (97kg) - Bronze
Greco-Roman style of wrestling team
Nugzar Tsurtsumia (55kg) - Bronze
Robert Kobliashvili (87 kg) - Bronze