David Bedinadze

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David Bedinadze
Personal information
Nationality  Georgia
Born (1985-02-05) 5 February 1985 (age 32)
Batumi, Georgian SSR
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman
Club Dynamo Tbilisi
Coached by Vaza Gravishvili

David Bedinadze (Georgian: დავით ბედინაძე; born February 5, 1985 in Batumi) is an amateur Georgian Greco-Roman wrestler, who played for the men's lightweight category.[1] He won a silver medal at the 2006 World Wrestling Championships in Guangzhou, China, and eventually defeated Japan's Makoto Sasamoto for the gold in his division at the 2007 World Wrestling Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.[2][3] He also added a bronze medal to his collection from the 2005 European Wrestling Championships in Varna, Bulgaria.[4] Bedinadze is a member of the wrestling team for Dynamo Tbilisi, and is coached and trained by Vaza Gravishvili.

Bedinadze represented Georgia at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where he competed for the men's 60 kg class. He lost the qualifying round match to Bulgarian wrestler and two-time Olympic champion Armen Nazaryan, with a three-set technical score (1–1, 4–1, 5–0), and a classification point score of 1–3.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Bedinadze". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Abbott, Gary (13 October 2006). "Warren vs. Bedinadze is the new "Bout of the Week" on USA Wrestling Audio/Video website". USA Wrestling. The Mat. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sasamoto earns silver at worlds". Japan Times Online. 19 September 2007. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "European Championship: Greco-Roman seniors 2005-04-12 Varna (BUL) – 60.0 kg". International Wrestling Database. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Men's Greco-Roman 60kg (132 lbs) Qualification Official". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Upsets all around as Greco-Roman begins". NBC Olympics. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 

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