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Geno Petriashvili (გენო პეტრიაშვილი; born 1 April 1994) is a Georgian heavyweight freestyle wrestler. Petriashvili won his first senior world title at the Paris 2017 World Championships after defeating rival Taha Akgul by the score of 10-8 in a back-and-forth match[4]. He then took his second world title at Budapest 2018 World Championships[5]. Petriashvili has also won two bronze medals in 2013 and 2015, and captured the European title at the 2016 Riga European Championships as well as two bronze medals at the European championships in both 2013 and 2017. He won a bronze medal the Rio Olympics in 2016 and a gold medal the Under 23 years world championships in Poland 2017.[2] He served a six-months suspension in 2014 after testing positive for the non-performance enhancing Preductal, which Petriashvili had been taking regularly since being kidnapped as a child.[6]

Geno Petriashvili
Geno Petriashvili Rio2016.jpg
Petriashvili at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1994-04-01) 1 April 1994 (age 25)
Gori, Georgia
Height198 cm (6 ft 6 in)[1]
Weight125 kg (276 lb)
Sport
SportWrestling
Event(s)Freestyle
ClubDynamo Tbilisi[2]
Coached byNugzar Skhireli (personal)
Revaz Kobakhidze (national)[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Geno Petriashvili Archived 2016-08-06 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  2. ^ a b Petriashvili, Geno (GEO) Archived 2016-09-08 at the Wayback Machine. iat.uni-leipzig.de
  3. ^ Geno Petriashvili Archived 2016-09-20 at the Wayback Machine. nbcolympics.com
  4. ^ "Petriashvili Stuns Akgul in Finale, Aliev Bags No.3 at Paris 2017 World C'ships | United World Wrestling". unitedworldwrestling.org. Retrieved 2018-12-24.
  5. ^ "First gold medal awarded at 2018 World Wrestling Championships amid chaotic scenes". www.insidethegames.biz. 1540157220. Retrieved 2018-12-24. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ Mshvildadze, Vasil (31 October 2014). "Geno Petriashvili Is Disqualified". worldsport.ge. Retrieved 8 August 2016.

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