Georgia has its first gold medal at the Summer Olympic Games. Lasha Bekauri scored a win in a closely contested 90kg final against Eduard Trippel (Germany).
21-year-old Georgian judoka made his way to the final after defeating Mikhail Igolnikov of the Russian Olympic Committee in semifinal earlier today.
This is Georgia’s third medal at the Tokyo 2020, after judokas Vazha Margvelashvili and Lasha Shavdatuashvili won Olympic silvers. 35 Georgian athletes are competing in Tokyo, in 11 sports. The Government of Georgia has promised to award gold winners with GEL 1 million.