The bronze medal won by Soso Jabidze (96 kg) is the only medal that Georgian Greco-Roman wrestlers were able to gain on European Championship in Baku this year. The National Team novice, Jabidze, lost his golden chance in quarterfinal against Russian Aslanbek Khushtov, who became champion later. Polish Andrzej Deberny was a wrestler Jabidze had to defeat in repechage to gain the 3rd place of the championship.
Arsen Kakhabrishvili (84 kg) and Dimitri Javakhishvili (120 kg) were other two Georgians participating on the last day of championship but none of them could make it to the podium.
Georgia took team fifth place overall at the tournament.
1. Russia: 52
2. Turkey: 38
3. Ukraine: 38
4. Azerbaijan: 31
5. Georgia: 27
Full results and rankings on the official site of the European Championship at: http://www.fila-wrestling.com/baku10
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