Varlam Liparteliani

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Varlam Liparteliani
Born (1989-02-27) 27 February 1989 (age 30)
Lentekhi, Georgia, Soviet Union
NationalityGeorgian
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight100 kg (220 lb; 15 st 10 lb)
Fighting out ofTbilisi, Georgia
TrainerGiorgi Baindurashvili
Rank3rd degree black belt in Judo

Varlam Liparteliani (Georgian: ვარლამ ლიპარტელიანი; born 27 February 1989) is a Georgian judoka.[1] He has won silver at Olympic and World level.

Career[edit]

He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the -90 kg event and lost in the second round to Mark Anthony.[2] At the European Judo Championships, Liparteliani won gold in 2012, 2014 and 2016, silver in 2009 European Judo Championships, 2010 European Judo Championships, 2013 European Judo Championships and 2015 European Judo Championships, and bronze in 2011 European Judo Championships.[3]

He is the captain of the Georgia Judo National Team and the Georgia Olympic Team.[4] He is coached by Gugava Giorgi.[5]

At the 2016 Olympic Games, he won the silver medal. He beat Komronshokh Ustopiriyon, Ovini Uera, Lkhagvasürengiin Otgonbaatar and Gwak Dong-han before losing to Mashu Baker in the final.[6]

Liparteliani's favourite skill is uchi mata.[7] He is currently ranked No. 1 in the world (as of 25 September 2018).[8]

Personal life[edit]

Liparteliani began judo aged 11. His inspirations were Japanese legend Kōsei Inoue and fellow Georgian judoka Zurab Zviadauri. He is married and has three sons.[9]

Liparteliani was involved in a car accident with teammate Avtandil Tchrikishvili during a training camp in Borjomi, Georgia, right before the 2012 Olympics. The passengers in the car were heavily injured, but survived.[4]

Competitive record[edit]

Judo Record[10]
Total 256
Wins 200
by Ippon 104
Losses 56
by Ippon 18

(as of 25 September 2018)

Achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Place Weight class
2014 ECCO Team Challenge 1st Middleweight (−90 kg)[11]

Medals[edit]

2010
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Grand Prix, Tunis
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Grand Slam, Rio de Janeiro
2nd, silver medalist(s) Grand Prix, Rotterdam
2011
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Prix, Abu Dhabi
2012
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Prix, Düsseldorf
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Slam, Rio de Janeiro
2013
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Slam, Paris
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Prix, Düsseldorf
1st, gold medalist(s) World Masters, Tyumen
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Slam, Tokyo
2014
2nd, silver medalist(s) Grand Slam, Paris
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Prix, Havana
2015
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Prix, Düsseldorf
2nd, silver medalist(s) Grand Prix, Tbilisi
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Slam, Paris
2016
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Grand Slam, Paris
2017
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Grand Prix, Zagreb
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Grand Slam, Paris
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Grand Prix, Ekaterinburg
1st, gold medalist(s) World Masters, St. Petersburg
2018
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Grand Slam, Paris
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Slam, Düsseldorf
1st, gold medalist(s) World Masters, Guangzhou
2019
1st, gold medalist(s) Grand Slam, Paris

References[edit]

  1. ^ "სპორტული პორტალი – ვარლამ ლიპარტელიანი: შედეგი ქართული წვრთნის სისტემამ მოგვიტანა". Sportall. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Medal Count – Olympic Results & Medalists – IOC".
  3. ^ Varlam Liparteliani from Judo Inside
  4. ^ a b "Varlam Liparteliani: Interview with the Number 1".
  5. ^ "Paris Grand Slam 2015: -90kg Final".
  6. ^ "Varlam Lip'art'eliani Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Paris Grand Slam 2016: Day 2".
  8. ^ Post-Qualifiers Ranking. "IJF World Rankings June 2016" (PDF). intjudo.eu. International Judo Federation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Road to Rio: Varlam Liparteliani".
  10. ^ "Varlam Liparteliani: Statistics".
  11. ^ "IJF News 75 – ECCO Team Challenge, Tyumen 2014 – RESULTS".

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