Georgia at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Georgia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Georgia
IOC code  GEO
NOC Georgian National Olympic Committee
Website www.geonoc.org.ge (Georgian) (English)
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 35 in 11 sports
Flag bearer Ramaz Nozadze (opening)
Revazi Mindorashvili (closing)
Medals
Rank: 27
Gold
3
Silver
0
Bronze
3
Total
6
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Russian Empire (1900–1912)
Soviet Union (1952–1988)
Unified Team (1992)

Georgia competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, People's Republic of China. This is a list of the results of all of the athletes who qualified for the Olympics and were nominated by Georgian National Olympic Committee. Georgia was represented in the Beijing Olympic Games by 35 sportsmen and sportswomen in total of 11 different sporting events. The Games had a dramatic start for Georgia, as well as for Russia, due to the onset of the 2008 South Ossetia war at the very start of the Games. Georgian athletes won three gold and three bronze medals during the games.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Manuchar Kvirkvelia Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg
 Gold Irakli Tsirekidze Judo Men's 90 kg
 Gold Revazi Mindorashvili Wrestling Men's freestyle 84 kg
 Bronze Otar Tushishvili Wrestling Men's freestyle 66 kg
 Bronze Giorgi Gogshelidze Wrestling Men's freestyle 96 kg
 Bronze Nino Salukvadze Shooting Women's 10 m air pistol

Archery[edit]

Georgia sent archers to the Olympics for the fourth time, seeking its first Olympic medal in the sport. Khatuna Narimanidze and Kristine Esebua (both veterans of the 2004 Olympics) earned the nation two spots in the women's competition by placing 5th and 30th in the women's individual competition at the 2007 Outdoor World Target Championships.[1]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kristina Esebua Women's individual 643 17  Hayashi (JPN)
W 102 (9)–102 (8)
 Romantzi (GRE)
L 102 (9)–102 (10)
Did not advance
Khatuna Narimanidze 663 4  Dema (BHU)
W 107–97
 Brito (VEN)
W 111–98
 Avitia (MEX)
L 108–109
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
David Ilariani 110 m hurdles 13.75 6 q 13.74 8 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Mariam Kevkhishvili Shot put 15.99 30 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Georgia qualified two boxers for the Olympic boxing tournament. Both boxers qualified at the second European continental qualifying tournament.[2]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Nikoloz Izoria Featherweight  Batshegi (BOT)
W 14–4
 Imranov (AZE)
L 9–18
Did not advance
Kakhaber Zhvania Welterweight  Andrade (USA)
L 9–11
Did not advance

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Ilia Giorgadze Floor 14.625 N/A 14.625 46 Did not advance
Parallel bars N/A 15.150 N/A 15.150 41 Did not advance

Trampoline[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Luba Golovina Women's 64.90 5 Q 36.10 6

Judo[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Nestor Khergiani −60 kg BYE  Dragin (FRA)
L 0010–0101
Did not advance  Yekutiel (ISR)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance
Zaza Kedelashvili −66 kg BYE  Ungvári (HUN)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
David Kevkhishvili −73 kg N/A  Toma (MDA)
W 0021–0010
 Kim C-S (PRK)
L 0110–0111
Did not advance
Saba Gavashelishvili −81 kg  Neto (POR)
L 0000–1010
Did not advance
Irakli Tsirekidze −90 kg N/A BYE  Mesbah (EGY)
W 0010–0001
 Mammadov (AZE)
W 1000–0000
 Pershin (RUS)
W 1002–0000
BYE  Benikhlef (ALG)
W 0001–0000
1
Levan Zhorzholiani −100 kg N/A  Cousins (GBR)
W 0010–0000
 Miraliyev (AZE)
L 0000–1010
Did not advance  Azzoun (ALG)
W 1001–0001
 Brata (ROU)
W 1001–0000
 Jang S-H (KOR)
W 0021–0020
 Grol (NED)
L 0000–0020
5
Lasha Gujejiani +100 kg BYE  Blas Jr. (GUM)
W 0200–0001
 McCormick (USA)
W 1000–0000
 Roudaki (IRI)
W 0011–0000
 Ishii (JPN)
L 0000–1011
BYE  Riner (FRA)
L 0000–1011
5

Shooting[edit]

On 10 August 2008, Nino Salukvadze made international headlines as she kissed and hugged with Russian silver medalist Natalia Paderina after the 10m air pistol medal ceremony while Georgia and Russia were fighting over South Ossetia.[3]

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Nino Salukvadze 10 m air pistol 386 4 487.4 3
25 m pistol 580 16 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Irakli Revishvili 200 m freestyle 1:53.60 53 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Anna Salnikova 100 m breaststroke 1:21.70 48 Did not advance

Volleyball[edit]

Beach[edit]

Both Georgian teams were composed of Brazilians who became Georgian citizens to compete in Olympic beach volleyball.[4] The players' nicknames echoed the name of the country, the men in English ("Geor and "Gia"), and the women in Georgian ("Saka" and "Rtvelo"). Beach volleyball proved to be the most notable moment for the Georgian team when their women defeated Russian opponents. The added notability to this game stemmed from the military conflict with Russia over South Ossetia.

The men were ranked seventeenth, and were playing in Pool C against pairs from Brazil, Australia and Angola.[5] The women are ranked 23rd in the Olympic qualifying rankings, and were the last team to earn entry from the rankings list. They were playing in Pool C against pairs from Brazil, Australia and Russia.[6]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Renato "Geor" Gomes
Jorge "Gia" Terceiro
Men's Pool C
 SchachtSlack (AUS)
L 0 – 2 (17–21, 19–21)
 RicardoEmanuel (BRA)
L 0 – 2 (19–21, 17–21)
 Fernandes - Morais (ANG)
W 2 – 0 (21–14, 21–13)
3 Q  Doppler
Gartmayer (AUT)
W 2 – 1 (19–21, 21–16, 15–13)
 Nummerdor -
Schuil (NED)
W 2 – 0 (21–19, 21–19)
 Dalhausser
Rogers (USA)
L 0 – 2 (11–21, 13–21)
 Ricardo -
Emanuel (BRA)
L 0 – 2 (15–21, 10–21)
4
Andrezza "Rtvelo" Martins
Cristine "Saka" Santanna
Women's Pool C
 Ana PaulaLarissa (BRA)
L 1 – 2 (25–23, 17–21, 5–15)
 Barnett - Cook (AUS)
L 0 – 2 (18–21, 12–21)
 ShiryaevaUryadova (RUS)
W 2 – 1 (10–21, 22–20, 15–12)
Lucky Losers
 Mouhavan Breedam (BEL)
L 0 – 2 (13–21, 19–21)
3 Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Raul Tsirek'idze Men's −85 kg 143 17 143 DNF
Arsen Kasabiev Men's −94 kg 176 7 223 3 399 4
Albert Kuzilov Men's −105 kg 182 7 227 4 409 6

Wrestling[edit]

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Besarion Gochashvili −55 kg BYE  Toarcă (ROU)
W 3–0 PO
 Cejudo (USA)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance BYE  Velikov (BUL)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 8
Otar Tushishvili −66 kg BYE  Ikematsu (JPN)
W 3–1 PP
 Barzakov (BUL)
W 3–0 PO
 Şahin (TUR)
L 1–3 PP
BYE  Garzón (CUB)
W 3–1 PP
3
Gela Saghirashvili −74 kg  Midana (GBS)
W 3–1 PP
 Haidarau (BLR)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 12
Revazi Mindorashvili −84 kg BYE  Bichinashvili (GER)
W 3–1 PP
 Yenokyan (ARM)
W 3–0 PO
 Ketoev (RUS)
W 3–1 PP
BYE  Abdusalomov (TJK)
W 3–1 PP
1
Giorgi Gogshelidze −96 kg BYE  Krupnyakov (KGZ)
W 3–0 PO
 Ebrahimi (IRI)
W 3–0 PO
 Tigiyev (KAZ)
L 1–3 PP
BYE  Batista (CUB)
W 3–0 PO
3
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Lasha Gogitadze −55 kg BYE  Jiao Hf (CHN)
W 3–0 PO
 Amoyan (ARM)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 9
David Bedinadze −60 kg  Nazaryan (BUL)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 16
Manuchar Kvirkvelia −74 kg BYE  Guénot (FRA)
W 3–0 PO
 Schneider (GER)
W 3–0 PO
 Bácsi (HUN)
W 3–1 PP
BYE  Chang Yx (CHN)
W 3–0 PO
1
Badri Khasaia −84 kg BYE  Avluca (TUR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 16
Ramaz Nozadze −96 kg BYE  Tounousidis (GRE)
W 3–1 PP
 Švec (CZE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 12

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