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Eyecatchers Grigalashvili and Liparteliani pull back from Tbilisi Grand Slam

Eyecatchers Grigalashvili and Liparteliani pull back from Tbilisi Grand Slam

22 Mar 2023 12:40

On March 24-26, "Tbilisi Arena" will host the Tbilisi Grand Slam, where 424 athletes from 5 continents, 62 countries are currently registered. The Georgian national team will compete with a star-studded team at the Tbilisi Grand Slam, but it is sad that 2 days before the competition, the captain of the Georgian national team - Varlam Liparteliani and the world and European champion - Tato Grigalashvili will be recalled to the competition.

The reason for Tato Grigalashvili's withdrawal from the competition is the injury to his left knee, which he received at the meeting in Japan. At this stage, it is not known why Varlam Liparteliani was removed from the competition, although it is known that after the removal of the captain from the competition, Giorgi Beriashvili was added to the composition of the Georgian national team. Liparteliani was the winner of the previous Grand Slam in Tashkent.

The grand slam of Tbilisi has become, over the years, an essential stage of the World Judo Tour, attracting the best judoka on the planet. It must be said that Georgia is a melting pot of champions, as local athletes shine on the international scene, while Georgian judo spreads its quality and fighting spirit across the world.

It is the fifth stop on the world circuit this season. After Portugal, France, Israel and Uzbekistan, Georgia will offer an outstanding competition for the awarding of medals and precious points for Olympic qualification.

The Tbilisi Grand Slam will start on March 24 and will continue for 3 days.

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