Georgian Olympic champion’s national dance at his wedding
12 October, 2016
A few days ago, the famous Georgian judoka Lasha Shavdatuashvili and Salome Arabuli had a lavish wedding. The couple tied the knot in Mtskheta and the wedding party was held in Gujari restaurant. Lasha and Salome were engaged in June. Salome is a professional dancer.

On August 8, at the Rio Olympics, Lasha Shavdatuashvili became a bronze medal winner, when he defeated Russian and Japanese judokas.

Everybody remembers his emotional gesture after defeating a Russian athlete
ong>, as the win came on the 8th anniversary of Russia-Georgia war. Lasha pointed to the Georgian flag on his Kimono as if saying ‘I am Georgian and my country is invaded by Russia’.

In 2012 then 20-year-old Shavdatuashvili became an Olympic champion.

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