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Varlam Liparteliani Wins Silver in 90-kg Men’s Judo

Europes’s best performer in the men’s U90kg category, Varlam Lipartelani won silver medal at Rio Olympics, this is the first silver medal for Georgia.

Liparteliani defeated Gwak-Dong Han from South Korea in the semi-final, but in the final round, he was defeated by Japan’s Mashu Baker.

Liparteliani, 27, won gold at the European Judo Championships in 2012, 2014 and 2016, silver in 2009, 2013 and 2015 and bronze in 2011.

Earlier in the games, Georgian Lasha Shavdatuashvili won bronze in men’s 73 kg judo.