Georgian judoka Vazha Margvelashvili has won the country’s very first silver medal at Tokyo Olympic Games.
Margvelashvili was defeated by his Japanese rival Abe Hifumi in the -66kg category.
— Tokyo 2020 medals and updates (@2020Medals) July 25, 2021
Georgian President Salome Zourabishvili says Margvelashvili has made the whole country proud.
And the first Georgian medal goes to Vazha Margvelashvili! You’re making the whole country proud today! ? ? ?? pic.twitter.com/E3Aoq0mFJm
— Salome Zourabichvili (@Zourabichvili_S) July 25, 2021
The ruling Georgian Dream party also says judoka Vazha Margvelashvili made Georgia proud today.
First olympic silver for Team Georgia. Judoka Vazha Margvelashvili made Georgia proud today! pic.twitter.com/aOIP9G03U5
— Georgian Dream (@GeorgianDream41) July 25, 2021