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
OccupationJudoka
Height172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Sport
CountryGeorgia
SportJudo
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
IJF3726
JudoInside.com73436
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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lasha Shavdatuashvili". london2012.com. Archived from the original on 5 December 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Men's −66kg". london2012.com. 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.
  4. ^ https://olympics.com/en/olympic-games/tokyo-2020/results/judo/men-73-kg
  5. ^ Houston, Michael (19 December 2021). "Krasniqi and Shavdatuashvili win top prizes at 2021 Judo Awards". InsideTheGames.biz. Retrieved 19 December 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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