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Georgia
Age: 32
Date of Birth: April 16, 1972
Hometown: Tbilisi, Georgia
Current Residence: Tbilisi, Georgia
Country: Georgia
Sport: Freestyle Wrestling
Event: 211 pounds (96 kg)
Height: 5-7
Club: KSV Aalen (Germany)
Coaches: Shota Kekabidze, Georgi Goldava, Vano Nikoladze
Previous Olympics: 2000 - 3rd; 1996 - 3rd.
World Championships: 2003, 2002 - 1st; 2001 - 5th; 1999 - 6th; 1998 - 6th; 1997 - 3rd; 1995 - 8th; 1994 - 10th; 1993 - 2nd.
Other career highlights: 2001, 1998, 1997, 1996 - 1st, European Championships. Defeated 2000 Olympic favorite Ali Reza Heidari of Iran in the quarterfinals, but lost to Sagid Murtazaliyev of Russia in semifinals. Also defeated Heidari in 2003 and 2002 World Championship finals.