Gela Zaalishvili Judoka

Gela Zaalishvili

Gela Zaalishvili

  • Country:Georgia
  • Born:19 August 1999 (20 years)
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Georgian judoka Gela Zaalishvili won the 2018 Junior world title in Nassau. He won a bronze medal at the European Cadet Championships U18 Sofia in 2015 and bronze at the EYOF in Tbilisi in 2015. Gela took bronze at the Junior European Championships in 2017 in Maribor and gold in 2019. Gela claimed bronze at European U23 Championships in 2017. Zaalishvili won the Grand Slam in Baku in 2019 and bronze at the Grand Prix Budapest. He captured the gold medal at the Grand Prix in Zagreb in July.
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Japan continues to find gold with Kazunari Kamigaki

19 Oct 2019 19:15

Everyone was expecting to see the defending world junior champion, Gela Zaalishvili (GEO), in the final of the Junior World Championships, but he was quickly eliminated by Matsumura Sosuke (JPN), on a superb ura-nage during the preliminary rounds. It was not even Matsumura who qualified for the final, but Kamigaki Kazunari (JPN). As one Georgian can always hide another one it is Ilia Sulamanidze who was competing for the gold medal of the category. Read more

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Georgia shows off with 100% gold among junior men

14 Sep 2019 19:50

Georgia achieved a fantastic haul of medals at the last day of the individual tournament of the Junior European Championships in the Finnish city of Vantaa. The Georgian men captured all available three gold medals on Saturday. World cadet and junior champion Lasha Bekauri opened the gala with gold U90kg. Read more

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Patricia Sampaio defends junior European title in Finland

11 Sep 2019 22:55

The Junior European Championships will be in held in Vantaa in Finland from Thursday. In total 44 nations have sent its best juniors to compete at the second most important event of the year. The Junior World Championships take part in Marrakech (MOR) next month. The 343 athletes equals the lowest number of participants since 2010 in Samokov. Read more

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Junior world champion Gela Zaalishvili golden talent

28 Jul 2019 23:40

Georgian super talent Gela Zaalishvili sealed a remarkable comeback in Zagreb as he recorded a thrilling win over a shell-shocked Olympic silver medallist Harasawa Hisayoshi (JPN). Zaalishvili, 19, who only debuted on the IJF World Judo Tour in March, was caught with a ko-uchi-gari after 22 seconds of golden which was awarded a waza-ari before being cancelled upon a review. That scare gave the Georgian all the impetus to go for broke and he turned over 27-year-old Harasawa for ippon. Read more

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Or Sasson back on track with heavyweight gold

14 Jul 2019 20:20

Israel’s Or Sasson had the final say at the Budapest Grand Prix as he conquered Paris Grand Slam bronze medallist Kageura Kokoro (JPN) to win his fourth Grand Prix title. Ekaterinburg Grand Slam silver medallist Sasson threw with a ko-soto-gake eight seconds into golden score for gold and, after this stellar showing, will expect to be in the frame for a medal at the World Championships in Tokyo. Read more

Result City Date
3Odivelas16 Nov
3Marrakech20 Oct
3Vantaa15 Sep
1Vaantaa14 Sep
1Zagreb26 Jul

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