Badri Khasaia

Badri Khasaia (Georgian: ბადრი ხასაია; born September 24, 1979) is an amateur Georgian Greco-Roman wrestler, who played for the men's light heavyweight category.[1] He won a silver medal for his division at the 2002 World Wrestling Championships in Moscow, Russia, and bronze at the 2007 World Wrestling Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.[2][3] He also added two more medals to his collection from the European Championships (2005 in Varna, Bulgaria, and 2008 in Tampere, Finland).[4] Khasaia is a member of the wrestling team for Dynamo Tbilisi, and is coached and trained by Damerlan Davidaia.

Badri Khasaia
Personal information
Nationality Georgia
Born (1979-09-24) 24 September 1979 (age 41)
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb)
Sport
SportWrestling
Event(s)Greco-Roman
ClubDynamo Tbilisi
Coached byDamerlan Davidaia

Khasaia represented Georgia at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where he competed for the men's 84 kg class. He received a bye for the second preliminary round, before losing out to Turkish wrestler and three-time Olympian Nazmi Avluca, who was able to score five points in two straight periods, leaving Khasaia with a single point.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Badri Khasaia". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  2. ^ "American Byers wins 264-pound gold at Greco-Roman worlds". USA Today. 22 September 2002. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  3. ^ Abbott, Gary (13 September 2007). "2007 World Championships preview at 74 kg/163 lbs. in men's Greco-Roman wrestling". USA Wrestling. The Mat. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Wrestling Day 3 Preview: War of the giants". SINA. 13 August 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Men's Greco-Roman 84kg (185 lbs) Round of 16 Final Official". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2013.

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