Athlete from Georgia wins bronze for Turkey at World Judo Championships in Baku

Athlete from Georgia wins bronze for Turkey at World Judo Championships in Baku

A Turkish athlete Vedat Albayrak won the bronze medal at the 2018 World Judo Championships in Baku on September 23.

Albayrak bested his Polish opponent Damian Szwarnowiecki in the Men's Repechage - 81 kg category, the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza reported.

The last time a Turkish competitor won a medal was 2003, when Neşe Şensoy, competing in the women's extra-lightweight category, brought home a bronze from the World Judo Championships in Osaka, Japan.

Vedat Albayrak is a Turkish judoka, born in Georgia, his real named is Vano Revazishvili. At the 2016 Summer Olympics he represented Greece under the name Roman Moustopoulos. 

The Baku competition has started on September 20.

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