Thursday, August 21, 2008

Georgia Wins third Olympic Gold Medal

Georgia gained its third Olympic gold medal on August 21 after Revazi Mindorashvili defeated Tajikistan’s Yusup Abdusalomov in the Men's Freestyle Wrestling 84kg category. Mindorashvili advanced to the final by beating Russia’s Georgi Ketoev in the semi-final. Also on August 21, Giorgi Gogshelidze won a bronze medal in Men's Freestyle Wrestling 96kg category.

Georgia now has three golds and three bronzes so far at these games. Manuchar Kvirkvelia gave Georgia its first gold in the Men's Greco-Roman wrestling 74 kg category, swiftly followed by Irakli Tsirekidze in the Men’s 90kg Judo. Nino Salukvadze took bronze for Georgia in the women's 10m air pistol shooting and Otar Tushishvili clinched a bronze in the Men's Freestyle Wrestling 66 kg event.

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