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|— Gymnast —|
|Former countries represented||Soviet Union|
18 August 1966 |
|Discipline||Men's artistic gymnastics|
|Club||Armed Forces (Tblisi)|
Gogoladze began competing at the elite level in 1985, at the age of 18, taking silver medals in the all-around and high bar in the USSR Championships, and bronze medals at the European Championships in the all-around and parallel bars.
He was a member of the Soviet "Dream Team" who won the team gold at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, and he is also known for being the first gymnast to perform a triple back on floor in the Olympics. In the same year, he received the title Honored Master of Sports of the USSR.
Gogoladze has two elements named after him. The first is a straddled Healy twirl on parallel bars. The second, on floor exercise, is a flair or circle to handstand, then continuing to flair or circle; this element is frequently performed and remains in the current Code of Points.
Gogoladze now coaches at Crystal Lake in Illinois, where he has been on staff since 1994.
- Anatoly Ivanov, Moscow News, No. 23, 1985
- Georgian National Olympic Committee, date unknown, "", accessed 27 August 2012
- peoples.ru, date unknown, "", accessed 23 August 2012
- Georgian National Olympic Committee, ibid.
- New York Times, 3 August 1989, "", accessed 23 August 2012
- Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique, Code of Points, 2009 Edition, 42.
- Crystal Lake Gymnastics Training Center, "", accessed 27 August 2012