Anzor Kiknadze

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Anzor Kiknadze
Doug Rogers, Isao Inokuma, Parnaoz Chikviladze, Anzor Kiknadze 1964.jpg
Doug Rogers, Isao Inokuma, Parnaoz Chikviladze and Anzor Kiknadze at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Born26 March 1934
Badiauri, Sagarejo, Georgia
Died17 November 1977 (aged 43)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight105 kg (231 lb)
Sport
SportJudo
ClubDynamo Tbilisi

Anzor Kiknadze (Georgian: ანზორ კიკნაძე, Russian: Анзор Леванович Кикнадзе, 26 March 1934 – 17 November 1977) was a Georgian judoka who won a bronze medal in the heavyweight division (+80 kg) at the 1964 Summer Olympics. At the world championships he won two bronze medals, in 1965 and 1967. At the European Championships he won an open title in 1962 and 1964–66, and finished second in 1967 and 1968. He was also European team champion in 1963–66, winning team bronzes in 1962 and 1967.[1] Nationally, he was a Soviet champion in sambo in 1961–1965, but never competed in the judo championships, which were first held in 1973. After retiring from competitions he coached sambo and judo in Tbilisi where he died in a car accident, aged 43.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anzor Kiknadze (Soviet Union) . judoinside.com
  2. ^ Anzor K'ik'nadze. sports-reference.com