Moldovan judoka Denis Vieru has won a bronze medal at the Grand Slam tournament in Baku, in the 66kg weight class. In the small final, he beat Mukhriddin Tilovov of Uzbekistan, IPN reports.
On his way to the winners’ rostrum, Denis Vieru defeated Konrad Shoka, who competed as a neutral individual athlete, Columbia’s Juan Hernandez and Japan’s Talikoh Fujisaka, losing only to Yashar Najafov of Azerbaijan in the semifinals.
Lieutenant-major Denis Vieru works on a contract basis at the Physical Training and Sports Section of the General Inspectorate of Carabineers. Over the past few years, he achieved a number of notable results on the international sports arena, making Moldova famous at international level, the Inspectorate said in a message.