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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Georgia Judo team wins Euro-2010 Championship

Georgia Judo team wins Euro-2010 Championship

In the men's final match the same teams of European Team Championships held in Minsk 2007 were on the tatami. Winner was just like in Minsk, Georgia against France. The French had a great start. In the category -66kg, European Champion Sofiane Milous met David Asumbani who was few month's earlier the winner of Grand Slam Tournoi de Paris. Milous threw ko-soto-gake, scoring an ippon.

Varlam Liparteliani (GEO) confirmed his quality and good form in his match clashing with bronze Romain Buffet. Liparteliani threw an amazing uchi-mata for an ippon and finally won his gold, but this time with the Georgian men's team.

Georgia's final team: David Asumbani (-66kg), Zaza Kedelashvili (-73kg), Levan Tsiklauri (-81kg), Varlam Liparteliani (-90kg), Lasha Gujejiani (+90).

French final team: Sofiane Milous (-66kg), Loic Korval (-73kg), Antoine Jeannin (-81kg), Romain Buffet(-90kg), Teddy Riner (+90).