Zurab Zviadauri

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Zurab Zviadauri
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Zurab Zviadauri in his native Khevsureti
Medal record
Men's Judo
Representing  Georgia
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 90 kg
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2001 Munich 90 kg
Silver medal – second place 2003 Osaka 90 kg
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Maribor 90 kg
Teams World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2002 Basel Teams
Teams European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Maribor Teams
Gold medal – first place 2003 London Teams
Gold medal – first place 2012 Chelyanbinsk Teams
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Belgrade Teams

Zurab Zviadauri (born July 2, 1981) is a Georgian judoka who competed in the Men's 90 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal.[1][2] He is a scholarship holder with the Olympic Solidarity program. He also won two silver medals on world championships (in 2001 and in 2003) and a bronze on European championship in 2002.[3]

Zvidauri is also signed to mixed martial arts-promotion World Victory Road, but has yet to make his MMA-debut.[4] In 2012, he was elected to the Parliament of Georgia for the Akhmeta Municipality on a Georgian Dream coalition ticket.[5]

Zviadauri is a cousin of another olympic champion, Georgian-born Greek Judoka Ilias Iliadis (born Jarji Zviadauri), who also won gold at the 2004 Summer Olympic games.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports reference profile
  2. ^ Athens 2004 judo
  3. ^ Zurab Zviadauri from Judo Inside
  4. ^ Breen, Jordan (2009-07-07). "Sengoku Signs Another Top-Notch Judoka". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  5. ^ "Zviadauri, Zurab". Parliament of Georgia. Retrieved 23 February 2014.