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Georgian veterans arrive in Tbilisi after winning 16 medals at Wounded Warriors Regiment

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The Georgian delegation that competed at the Wounded Warriors Regiment at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California earlier this month arrived back in Tbilisi yesterday with 16 medals in tow.  The delegation was greeted by Chief of General Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces, Major General Vakhtang Kapanadze at the airport.

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Major Malkhaz Shekilashvili came away with a gold medal in archery, while  Junior Sergeant Bakhva Darsalia won silver. The country also picked up medals in shooting, with  Corporal Jimsher Chkhenkeli claiming gold and Junior Sergeant Davit Makhareishvili claiming silver.  The sitting volleyball team also won a gold medal.  All told, they claimed fourteen golds and two silvers.

 

Sports on the program included archery, cycling, shooting, swimming, track and field, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball.  Georgians competed against veterans from the United States, Australia, France, Columbia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

 

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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