Shota Khabareli

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Olympic medal record
Men's judo
Gold medal – first place 1980 Moscow Half Middleweight

Shota Khabareli (Georgian: შოთა ხაბარელი; born December 26, 1958) is a Georgian judoka who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1980 Summer Olympics.

In 1980 he won the gold medal in the half-middleweight class.

He was bronze medallist in the world championship in Moscow in 1983, two times silver medallist in the European championship in Brussels in 1979 and Rostock in 1982, and bronze medallist in Debrecen in 1981 and Paris in 1983.

He was a champion of the international tournaments in Warsaw in 1978 and Hungary in 1979. He was also a silver medallist in Budapest in 1985 and bronze medallist of the Jigoro Kano Cup in Tokyo in 1982.

He is famous for the knee lift throw,[1] also known in sumo as yagura nage.


  1. ^ "International Freestyle Judo Alliance - Freestyle Judo - The way Judo ought to be". Archived from the original on 2015-01-03.

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