The United Macedonian Diaspora congratulates 22-year-old Dejan Georgievski on winning the Silver Medal in the men’s +80kg Taekwondo competition at the Tokyo Olympics.
Georgievski’s achievement today is Macedonia’s first Olympic Silver Medal since becoming independent 30 years ago, and second Olympic medal.
His win showcases the determination of the Macedonian people, their love of sports, bringing greater global attention to our homeland.
Georgievski defeated Cuba’s Rafael Yunier Alba Castillo (11-8), Ivory Coast’s Seydou Gbane (9-4), and South Korea’s Kyo-don In (12-6). He lost to Russia’s Vladislav Larin (9-15) securing the Silver Medal.
This year’s Tokyo Olympics participants from Macedonia are:
Borjan Brankovski – Men’s 10m Air Pistol
Filip Derkoski – Men’s 400m Freestyle
Arbresha Rexhepi – Women’s -52kg Judo
Dejan Georgievski – Men’s 80kg+ Taekwondo
Mia Blazhevska Eminova – Women’s 100m Freestyle
Puliksenija Jovanoska – Women’s Karate
Magomedgadji Nurov – Men’s Wrestling
Jovan Stojoski – Athletics
UMD wishes all the Macedonian athletes huge success at this year’s Tokyo Olympics – Macedonians from all corners of the world are cheering for them.
Since 1944, Macedonia has won 14 Olympic Medals, 2 since independence in 1991.