Geno Petriashvili wins title of World Champion for the third time
Geno Petriashvili wins title of World Champion for the third time

Geno Petriashvili, Georgian heavyweight freestyle wrestler (125 kg), won the 2019 World Wrestling Championships being held in Kazakhstan.

In the finals, Petriashvili defeated Taha Akgül from Turkey and won the title of the World Champion for already the third time.

Petriashvili won his first senior world title at the Paris 2017 World Championships after defeating rival Taha Akgül by the score of 10-8 in a back-and-forth match. He then took his second world title at Budapest 2018 World Championships.

Wrestler Irakli Mtsituri, competing in the 92-kg weight category won the Bronze Medal for Georgia in the same tournament.

 

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