Guram Pherselidze

Guram Pherselidze (Georgian: გურამ ფერსელიძე; born October 16, 1985 in Khelvachauri, Adjara) is an amateur Georgian Greco-Roman wrestler, who played for the men's super heavyweight category.[1][2] He won a bronze medal in the same weight division at the 2013 European Wrestling Championships in Tbilisi.

Guram Pherselidze
Personal information
Full nameGuram Pherselidze
Nationality Georgia
Born (1985-10-16) 16 October 1985 (age 34)
Khelvachauri, Adjara, Georgian
SSR
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight118 kg (260 lb)
Sport
SportWrestling
StyleGreco-Roman
CoachVaja Kravjashvili[1]

Pherselidze represented Georgia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where he competed in the men's 120 kg class. He defeated Chile's Andrés Ayub in the preliminary round of sixteen, before losing out the quarterfinal match to Cuban wrestler and defending Olympic champion Mijaín López, who was able to score four points in two straight periods, leaving Pherselidze without a single point.[3] Because his opponent advanced further into the final match, Pherselidze offered another shot for the bronze medal by defeating Egypt's Abdelrahman El-Trabely in the repechage rounds. He progressed to the bronze medal match, but narrowly lost the medal to Turkey's Rıza Kayaalp, with a technical score of 0–2, and a classification point score of 0–3.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Guram Pherselidze". London 2012. Archived from the original on 30 April 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Guram Pherselidze". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Men's 120kg Greco-Roman Quarterfinals". London 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Men's 120kg Greco-Roman Bronze Medal". London 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Kayaalp ends Turkey's drought". Hürriyet Daily News. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2013.

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