Nino Salukvadze

Nino Salukvadze (Georgian: ნინო სალუქვაძე; born 1 February 1969, in Tbilisi) is a female Georgian sports shooter. She is an eight-time Olympian and has won medals on three occasions. She will be the first female to compete in 9 Olympic Games. At age 19 and competing for the Soviet Union at the 1988 Summer Olympics, she won a gold medal in the women's 25-metre sporting pistol competition and silver in the women's 10-metre air pistol competition. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, competing for Georgia, she added to her tally with a bronze medal, also in the 10-metre air pistol event.

Nino Salukvadze
Personal information
Born1 February 1969 (1969-02) (age 52)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Height168 cm (5 ft 6 in)

2008 Summer OlympicsEdit

Georgia and Russia were at war when Salukvadze competed in the women's 10-metre air pistol competition of the 2008 Summer Olympics with Russian shooter Natalia Paderina. After Salukvadze won the bronze and Paderina the silver, they shared a podium, hugged and shook hands, which was seen a peaceful gesture.[1]

Olympic resultsEdit

Olympic results
Event 25 meter pistol 10 meter air pistol
1988 Seoul   1st (591+99)   2nd (390+97.9)
1992 Barcelona 5th (583+93) 10th (380)
1996 Atlanta 7th (586+91.6) 5th (385+99.0)
2000 Sydney 11th (579) 25th (376)
2004 Athens 8th (580+98.3) 10th (382)
2008 Beijing 16th (580)   3rd (386+101.4)
2012 London 15th (581) 33rd (376)
2016 Rio de Janeiro 6th (584+14) 34th (377)

RecordsEdit

Current world records held in 25 metre pistol
Junior Women Individual 593   Nino Salukvadze (URS)
  Manu Bhaker (IND)
July 13, 1989
August 22, 2018
Zagreb (YUG)
Jakarta (INA)
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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Ramaz Nozadze
Flagbearer for   Georgia
2012 London
Succeeded by
Avtandil Tchrikishvili