Georgian tennis player Nikoloz Basilashvili was defeated at the Tokyo Olympics mid-week, when he lost to German Alexander Zverev.
Basilashvili lost in two sets in the quarterfinals – 4: 6, 6: 7.
Basilashvili and Zverevi were competing against each other for the fifth time. The Georgian tennis player had won only one of the previous four matches.
On July 28, the Georgian Olympic team won its first gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
21-year-old Georgian judoka Lasha Bekauri (90 kg) was named the champion of the Tokyo Olympic Games. In the final, Bekauri defeated a 24-year-old German athlete and won his first gold medal at the first Olympics in his career.
In the first match, Bekauri defeated a Polish judoka, and then a representative of Israel. In the quarterfinals, he defeated Uzbek judoka Davlat Bobonov. In the semifinals, Lasha defeated his Russian rival, Mikhail Igolnikov.
On July 26, Georgian judoka Lasha Shavdatuashvili won a silver medal in the 73 kg weight category. He was defeated by Japanese Shohei Ono in the final.
Shavdatuashvili joined the tournament from the second round, when he defeated French athlete Guillaume Chaine. In the quarterfinals, he defeated a representative of Djibouti.
Lasha has become the first judoka in the history of Georgia to win medals at three Olympics, having previously won a gold medal in the 66 kg event at the 2012 Summer Olympics and defeating Israeli judoka Sagi Muki during the Rio 2016 Olympics and winning bronze.
At the same time, Georgian Judoka Vazha Margvelashvili, who competed in the 66 kg weight category at the Tokyo Summer Olympics, won a silver medal.
In the final, Margvelashvili lost to Japanese Judoka Hifumi Abe.
Olympic champion Nino Salukvadze took 7th place in the overall standings at the Tokyo Olympics by shooting with a sports pistol at the qualifying round of the 25-meter mark.
Salukvadze gained 94, 98, 99 points and came 7th with a total of 291 points.
On July 30, the shooters will participate in three series of fast shootings, after which the results of two days will be summarized and the names of the 8 best athletes who will make it to the finals will be announced.
By Team GT