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Varlam Liparteliani Wins Gold at Paris Grand Slam

Georgian judoka Varlam Liparteliani wins a golden medal at Paris Grand Slam.

defeated five opponents, including two home favourites, and was crowned champion of the 90kg weight category at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Paris Grand Slam in France.

Liparteliani, who previously won silver at the World Championships in Rio de Janeiro in 2013, gold at the Grand Slam Paris in 2013 and gold at the European Championships in Montpellier in 2014, defeated France’s Alexandre Iddir in the final.

On his way to the final Liparteliani also defeated another French judoka as well as Russian, Estonian and Serbian athletes.

As well as being crowned world champion, the Georgian athlete gained 500 international ranking points.

More than 400 judokas from 84 countries competed at the Paris Grand Slam.