Davit Chakvetadze

Davit Gochaevich Chakvetadze (Russian: Давит Гочаевич Чакветадзе, Georgian: დავით ჩაკვეტაძე; born 18 October 1992) is a Georgian-born Russian Greco-Roman wrestler.[1] He moved to Russia in 2013 by the recommendation of Russian national Greco-Roman coach Gogi Koguashvili.[2] Chakvetadze won gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 85 kg category.

Davit Chakvetadze
Davit Chakvetadze 2015.jpg
Personal information
Full nameDavit Gochaevich Chakvetadze
NationalityRussian
Georgian
Born (1992-10-18) 18 October 1992 (age 27)
Kutaisi, Georgia
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Sport
CountryRussia
SportWrestling
Event(s)Greco-Roman
ClubMGFSO Moscow
Coached byEduard Zadikhanov
Levan Kezevadze
Gogi Koguashvili

CareerEdit

At the 2015 Russian National Greco-Roman Wrestling Championships, in a match against Olympic Champion Aleksey Mishin, Davit won the gold medal.[3] He is silver medalist at the 2015 FILA Wrestling World Cup - Men's Greco-Roman and gold medalist at the 2015 European Games in the 85 kg category.[4] Davit won the European Nations' Cup (Moscow Lights) in 2015. Chakvetadze won 9-0 over World Champion Zhan Beleniuk at the Grand Prix Baku. He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics,[5] where in the final he again beat Ukrainian Zhan Beleniuk.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Davit Chakvetadze bio's". wrestrus.ru. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Georgian wrestler arrived in Russia". wrestrus.ru. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Russian National Greco-Roman Wrestling Championships 2015". wrestrus.ru. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Chakvetadze motherland's". baku2015.com. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Russian Wrestling Team at the Olympics". wrestrus.ru. Retrieved 12 August 2016.