Born in Gali, Georgia, in ex USSR, on October 21st 1987, Georgii Zantaraia (which can be written Zantaraya) has fought all his career under the Ukrainian banner. A benediction for this country which won 5 medals in the last 5 world championships thanks to him.
World champion in 2009 (-60 kg), Georgii Zantaraia obtained the silver medal in 2010 and then took the 3rd place in 2011. In 2013, he decided to change weight category (from -60 kg to -66 kg). The Ukrainian man keeps harvesting medals by getting twice the bronze in 2013 and 2014.
European champion in Warsaw in 2017, Zantaraia is a very difficult Judoka to counter.