Georgia defeats Russia in Battle!

Georgia’s victory may not have been on the field of battle is a source on national pride nonetheless. I can’t even imagine how tense it was on the judo mats when Georgia’s Irakli Tsirekidze took on Russia’s Ivan Pershin in the 90kg middleweight Judo semi-finals. The end conclusion was a Georgian victory en route to their second Gold Medal in this year 2008’s Beijing Olympic games.





It is impressive that Tsirekidze and Pershin competed as their countries were in the midst of implementing a peace agreement for their little proxy war over the South Ossetia region. For Georgia, hopefully the two gold medals provided a little respite from their political affairs, of where the latest is alleged that the Russians are disregarding the cease-fire and moving towards the capital city of T’bilisi.

Ah well with politics… You can take away south Ossetia but you can’t take these medals away. And much like a rose… Victory by any other name is just as sweet!

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