Wrestler Giorgos Pilidis qualifies for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games

Wrestler Giorgos Pilidis qualifies for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games

Wrestler Giorgos Pilidis qualifies for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games

Giorgos Pilidis will be going to the Olympics this summer.

Pilidis qualified for the 2021 Olympic Games through the World Olympic Qualifier on Thursday in Sofia, Bulgaria, a last-chance qualification tournament.

Wrestler Giorgos Pilidis qualifies for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games

Although injured, the 26-year-old reached the semifinals in the men’s freestyle competition at 65 kilograms (143 pounds), and defeated Slovenian Dave Habat 9-7.

Pilidis will face Polish Magomedmurad Gadzhiev in the final, after he overcame Jordan Oliver of the United States 3-2.

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He is the second Greek wrestling athlete to qualify for this year’s games, after Maria Prevolaraki.

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