Badri Khasaia

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Badri Khasaia
Personal information
Nationality Georgia
Born (1979-09-24) 24 September 1979 (age 39)
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb)
Sport
SportWrestling
Event(s)Greco-Roman
ClubDynamo Tbilisi
Coached byDamerlan Davidaia

Badri Khasaia (Georgian: ბადრი ხასაია; born September 24, 1979) is an amateur Georgian Greco-Roman wrestler, who played for the men's light heavyweight category.[1] He won a silver medal for his division at the 2002 World Wrestling Championships in Moscow, Russia, and bronze at the 2007 World Wrestling Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.[2][3] He also added two more medals to his collection from the European Championships (2005 in Varna, Bulgaria, and 2008 in Tampere, Finland).[4] Khasaia is a member of the wrestling team for Dynamo Tbilisi, and is coached and trained by Damerlan Davidaia.

Khasaia represented Georgia at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where he competed for the men's 84 kg class. He received a bye for the second preliminary round, before losing out to Turkish wrestler and three-time Olympian Nazmi Avluca, who was able to score five points in two straight periods, leaving Khasaia with a single point.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Badri Khasaia". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  2. ^ "American Byers wins 264-pound gold at Greco-Roman worlds". USA Today. 22 September 2002. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  3. ^ Abbott, Gary (13 September 2007). "2007 World Championships preview at 74 kg/163 lbs. in men's Greco-Roman wrestling". USA Wrestling. The Mat. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Wrestling Day 3 Preview: War of the giants". SINA. 13 August 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Men's Greco-Roman 84kg (185 lbs) Round of 16 Final Official". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2013.

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