Tato Grigalashvili crowned European champion

Paris Saint-Germain's Georgian judoka was crowned European champion (-81kg) for the third time in his career in Zagreb (Croatia) on Friday.

With a victory over Frank De Wit in the final of his category, the 24-year-old Georgian judoka secured the gold medal at the 2024 European Championships. In doing so, the Red and Blue judoka earned his third gold medal from the event, after winning silver in Montpellier at the previous edition of the competition last November.

The double reigning world champion in the -81kg category, first defeated his Parisian teammate Alpha Djalo in his opening bout, before overcoming the Serbian Islam Sogenov in the quarter-finals, the Hungarian Attila Ungvari in the semi-finals, and finally, the Dutch Frank De Wit in the final.

Earlier in the day, Georgian Lasha Shavdatuashvili secured the bronze medal. The Red and Blue athletes therefore took home two European medals before the final day of competition.

"It's a superb performance from Tato. Congratulations to him! He has shown an exceptional level of skill, solidifying his position among the very best judokas in his category on the world stage. I am very proud of securing another European title for the Club, after the four we won in the previous edition."
Djamel Bouras, Paris Saint-Germain Judo President

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