Georgian wrestler Nugzari Tsurtsumia found dead at 27
Farzad Youshanlou
July 7, 2024
The wrestling community is reeling from the sudden and tragic death of Nugzari Tsurtsumia, a renowned Greco-Roman wrestler from Georgia. Tsurtsumia, who was just 27 years old, was found lifeless in his home in Tbilisi, as confirmed by the Georgian Wrestling Federation. The exact cause of his death remains under investigation.


Throughout his career, Tsurtsumia garnered numerous accolades, including:
– Gold medal at the 2019 World Championships
– Two silver medals at the World Championships in 2022 and 2023
– Bronze medal at the 2021 World Championships
– Various championships at the junior and U23 levels
Ranked second among the world’s top Greco-Roman wrestlers in the 55kg category, Tsurtsumia recently competed in the ranking tournament in Hungary, securing a bronze medal.
The wrestling world mourns the loss of a champion and a formidable athlete, whose untimely death has left many in shock.

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