Georgia won its first gold medal at Tokyo Olympic Games after Lasha Bekauri defeated Germany’s Eduard Trippel in the men’s 90kg category.
— #Tokyo2020 (@Tokyo2020) July 28, 2021
Georgian judoka reached the finals by defeating Poland’s Piotr Kuczera and Israel’s Li Kochman.
This is Georgia’s third medal at the Summer Olympic Games after judokas Vazha Margvelashvili and Lasha Shavdatuashvili claimed silvers in men’s 66kg and men’s 73kg categories.
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani congratulated Bekauri on his victory.
First Olympic Gold obtained in Tokyo🏅! What a great moment! Heartiest congratulations to 🇬🇪 Judoka #LashaBekauri and our entire country on this triumph! A massive thank you to Lasha and his mentors for devotion and hard work! We are so proud of you! #Olympics #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/VoMvf5q4qy
— David Zalkaliani (@DZalkaliani) July 28, 2021