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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Big Preschoolers Meet on Mat

APDzhambulat Khotokhov , a 4-year-old who wears 56 kilograms, going to the match Wednesday.
TBILISI, Georgia -- Wrestlers Georgy Bibilauri and Dzhambulat Khotokhov had both hoped for victory, but they settled for ice cream instead.

The pair, two of the world's largest preschoolers, proved evenly matched Wednesday in an unusual contest in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.

Khotokhov, a Russian weighing 56 kilograms with a height of 118 centimeters, is the world's largest 4-year-old, according to the match's organizers.

Tbilisi native Bibilauri, who turned 5 on Wednesday, is 120 centimeters tall and weighs 51 kilograms.

After the boys tied on the mat, they went off to celebrate Bibilauri's birthday with ice cream and chocolate.

Georgian wrestling champion Levan Tediashvili, who refereed the match, said he admired the boys' sportsmanship.

"They are fantastic kids," he said. "These two giants give off such positive vibes. We Russians and Georgians should follow their example."

The match's organizer, Georgian journalist Tengiz Pachkoriya, said he came up with the idea after reading a newspaper article about Khotokhov.

"They became friends after spending the day together yesterday," he said. "I hope the friendship will last many years."