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Georgian sumo wrestler Tochinoshin receives Medal of Honour

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has awarded Georgian wrestler Levan Gorgadze with the prestigious Medal of Honour.

Gorgadze, known in the sumo community as Tochinoshin, has been awarded for promoting Georgia abroad.

Gorgadze has claimed the champion’s title of the Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament in January, becoming the first Georgian athlete to win the Emperor’s Cup.

Tochinoshin has competed in 71 professional sumo tournaments since 2006. He has won three Juryo Division Championships and two Makushita Division Championships.

Photo from Tochinoshin's Twitter page

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