Nino Salukvadze

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Nino Salukvadze
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Born February 1, 1969 (1969-02) (age 48)

Nino Salukvadze (Georgian: ნინო სალუქვაძე) (born February 1, 1969 in Tbilisi) is a female Georgian sports shooter. She is an eight-time Olympian and has won medals on three occasions. At age 19 and competing for the Soviet Union at the 1988 Summer Olympics, she won a gold medal in the women's 25-metre sporting pistol competition and silver in the women's 10-metre air pistol competition. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, competing for Georgia, she added to her tally with a bronze medal, also in the 10-metre air pistol event.

2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

Georgia and Russia were at war when Salukvadze competed in the women's 10-metre air pistol competition of the 2008 Summer Olympics with Russian shooter Natalia Paderina. After Salukvadze won the bronze and Paderina the silver, they shared a kiss on the podium and called on the two governments to end the war.[1]

Olympic results[edit]

Olympic results
Event 25 meter pistol 10 meter air pistol
1988 Seoul Gold medal with cup.svg 1st (591+99) Silver medal with cup.svg 2nd (390+97.9)
1992 Barcelona 5th (583+93) 10th (380)
1996 Atlanta 7th (586+91.6) 5th (385+99.0)
2000 Sydney 11th (579) 25th (376)
2004 Athens 8th (580+98.3) 10th (382)
2008 Beijing 16th (580) Bronze medal with cup.svg 3rd (386+101.4)
2012 London 15th (581) 33rd (376)
2016 Rio de Janeiro 6th (584+14) 34th (377)

Records[edit]

Current world records held in 25 metre pistol
Junior Women Individual 593  Nino Salukvadze (URS) July 13, 1989 Zagreb (YUG) edit

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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Ramaz Nozadze
Flagbearer for  Georgia
2012 London
Succeeded by
Avtandil Tchrikishvili