Lasha Shavdatuashvili

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Lasha Shavdatuashvili
Personal information
Native nameლაშა შავდათუაშვილი
Nationality Georgia
Born (1992-01-31) 31 January 1992 (age 30)
Gori, Georgia
Height172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight class–66 kg, –73 kg
Rank     Black belt in Judo
Achievements and titles
World Champ.Gold (2021)
European Champ.Gold (2013)
Olympic GamesGold (2012)
Profile at external databases
Updated on 5 November 2022.

Lasha Shavdatuashvili (Georgian: ლაშა შავდათუაშვილი; born 31 January 1992) is a Georgian judoka.[1] Shavdatuashvili is one of the most successful judoka of the early 21st century, having won Olympic medals at the 2012, 2016 and 2020 Summer Olympics as well as a dozen medals on the IJF World Tour.

Judo career[edit]

Shavdatuashvili won the gold medal in the 66 kg event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2]

Lasha Shavdatuashvili defeated Israeli judoka Sagi Muki during Rio 2016 Olympics and won bronze medal.[3]

Shavdatuashvili again medaled at the delayed 2020 Summer Olympics, this time with a silver medal. He lost in the final contest to back-to-back gold medalist Shohei Ono via wazari.[4]

He won the Male Athlete of the Year award at the 2021 Judo Awards.[5]


  1. ^ "Lasha Shavdatuashvili". Archived from the original on 5 December 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Men's −66kg". Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Israeli Judoka Sagi Muki narrowly misses bronze medal". Ynet. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
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  5. ^ Houston, Michael (19 December 2021). "Krasniqi and Shavdatuashvili win top prizes at 2021 Judo Awards". Retrieved 19 December 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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