Georgia Shines in ‘Beach Wrestling World Series’; Qatar and 2020 Season on the Horizon
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 15:58 By United World Wrestling Press
VEVEY, Switzerland (October 11) -- The 2019 Beach Wrestling World Series concluded last month in Zagreb with several of the world’s top beach grapplers wrestling for gold and securing top billing in the overall rankings.
Led by enigmatic Olympic bronze medalist Dato MARSAGISHVILI (90kg), Georgia captured a whopping three out of a possible four top place finishes in men’s beach wrestling.
Marsagishvili, Levan KELEKHSASHVILI (70kg), and Davit KHUTSISHVILI (80kg) earned the top ranking in their respective weight categories by winning each event they entered. Each of the three wrestlers claimed three gold medals in three attempts and scored 50,000 points.
Oyan NAZARIANI (AZE) finished No.1 at +90kg. The heavyweight wrestler competed in all four events, winning three gold medals and one silver to finish with 58,000 points.
Despite a runner-up finish in the rankings Semen RADULOV (UKR) wow'ed fans across the world with his big throws (Photo: Kadir Caliskan)
Two Ukrainian women, Kateryna MASHKEVYCH (50kg) and Anna MAZURKEVYCH (70kg), finished No. 1 in their respective weight categories. Both Mashkevych and Mazurkevych earned a pair of gold medals, competing in Odessa and Zagreb and finished with 40,000 points.
Camila FAMA TRISTAO (BRA) earned the No.1 ranking in the women's competition at 60kg after winning two gold medals and a silver medal in the World Series. Her golds came in Rio and Zagreb.
Aikaterini PITSIAVA (GRE) won three golds in three attempts and finished No.1 at +70kg.
Many of the top finishers, including Georgia’s World Series champions, will be in Doha October 15-16 to compete at the 2019 ANOC World Beach Games.
The 2020 Beach Wrestling World Series will again consist of four stops, with dates and locations to be announced in the coming weeks. At a meeting last month in Nur-Sultan more than 30 national federations from across all continents attended an informational session to help answer questions about the growing style.
National federations or wrestlers interested in learning more details about the 2020 events are asked to reach out to [email protected]
2019 Beach Wresting World Series Results
1. Levan KELEKHSASHVILI (GEO) 50,000
2. Semen RADULOV (UKR) 42,000
3. Michael PETERS (USA) 19,500
4. Miljan DUKANOVIC (SRB) 17,400
5. Luka MALOBABIC (CRO) 15,000
1. Davit KHUTSISHVILI (GEO) 50,000
2. Georgios KOULOUCHIDIS (GRE) 42,800
3. Aleksandar NIKOLIC (SRB) 19,500
4. Timotej TRBULIN (SLO) 17,400
5. Ibrahim YUSUBOV (AZE) 16,000
1. Dato MARSAGISHVILI (GEO) 50,000
2. Christos SAMARTSIDIS (GRE) 34,500
3. Strahinja DERMANOVIC (SRB) 19,500
4. Domenik ANDREIC (CRO) 17,400
5. Murat OZKAN (TUR) 13,000
1. Oyan NAZARIANI (AZE) 58,000
2. Ioannis KARGIOTAKIS (GRE) 44,300
3. Mamuka KORDZAIA (GEO) 35,300
4. Sabolc HORVAT (SRB) 17,400
5. Dorde PESUT (SRB) 15,000
1. Kateryna MASHKEVYCH (UKR) 40,000
2. Carmen GOMES TEIXEIRA VIEIRA (POR) 31,000
3. Kristal BETANZO (USA) 24,000
4. Kamila BARBOSA VITO DA SILVA (BRA) 18,000
5. Stefania PRICEPUTU (ROU) 10,000
1. Camila FAMA TRISTAO (BRA) 48,000
2. Valeriia SEMONKINA ZLATOVA (UKR) 34,000
3. Isabel RODRIGUES (POR) 31,100
4. Pia KOCBEK (SLO) 17,400
5. Georgiana FILIP (ROU) 10,000
1. Anna MAZURKEVYCH (UKR) 40,000
2. Sonia PEREIRA BRAZIO (POR) 34,000
3. Diana BETANZO (USA) 24,000
4. Sara TRBULIN (SLO) 17,400
5. Adina Elena POPESCU (ROU) 10,000
1. Aikaterini PITSIAVA (GRE) 50,000
2. Iryna PASICHNYK (UKR) 24,000
3. Aline DA SILVA FERREIRA (BRA) 10,000
4. Halyna KOVALSKA (UKR) 8,000
5. Aysegul OZBEGE (TUR) 8,000