David Khakhaleishvili

David Rostomovich Khakhaleishvili (Georgian: დავით როსტომის ძე ხახალეიშვილი, 28 February 1971 – 11 January 2021) was a heavyweight Georgian judoka, mixed martial artist and Olympic gold medalist. He was born in Kutaisi.

David Khakhaleishvili
Medal record
Men's judo
Representing  Georgia, Olympic flag.svg Unified Team,  Soviet Union
Representing  Georgia
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1993 Hamilton +95 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Hamilton Open
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Chiba +95 kg
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Athens +95 kg
Gold medal – first place 1993 Athens Open
Gold medal – first place 1996 The Hague +95 kg
Teams European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1996 St. Petersburg Teams
Representing Olympic flag.svg Unified Team
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona +95 kg
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1991 Barcelona Open
Representing  Soviet Union
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Frankfurt Open

CareerEdit

Khakhaleishvili was expected to defend his heavyweight Olympic title at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, U.S. in a highly anticipated match against the reigning world champion, David Douillet, but Khakhaleishvili and his coach went to the wrong location for weigh-ins and Khakhaleishvili was disqualified from the competition for failing to make weight.[1]

Mixed martial-arts recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1-2 Yoshihiro Nakao TKO (submission to punches) K-1: Premium 2003 Dynamite!! December 31, 2003 2 1:13 Nagoya, Japan
Loss 1-1 Yoshihisa Yamamoto RINGS: Battle Dimensions Tournament 1996 Opening Round October 25, 1996 Japan Battle Dimensions Tournament 1996 Opening Round.
Win 1-0 Herman Renting RINGS: Budokan Hall 1995 January 25, 1995 Tokyo, Japan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rhoden, William C. "Defending Judo Champ in Wrong Place at Wrong Time" (July 21, 1996). The New York Times. Retrieved on April 19, 2011

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