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Vakht'ang Blagidze

Full name: Vakht'ang Blagidze
Original name: ვახტანგ ბლაგიძე
Other name(s): Vakhtang Germanovich Blagidze, Вахтанг Германович Благидзе
Gender: Male
Height: 5-2.5 (160 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: July 23, 1954 in Chochkhati, Guria, Georgia
Affiliations: Dynamo Tbilisi, Tbilisi (GEO)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Georgian Vakht’ang Blagidze, who took up wresting in 1968, was the world’s top Greco-Roman flyweight wrestler in the late 1970s and early 80s. Blagidze won Olympic gold in 1980, was the World Champion in 1978 and 1981 and European Champion in 1978 and 1980. He also won gold at the 1977 Universiade and silver at the 1982 World Cup. Domestically, Blagidze was less successful, winning his only Soviet title in 1981.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1980-07-21
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #2 AC 1980-07-23 Blagidze (URS)
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five 1 1980-07-23 1,5
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five Match #1 1 1980-07-23 Blagidze (URS) decision (19-1), Rácz (HUN) 0,5
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 1 1980-07-22 1,0
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #1 1 1980-07-22 Blagidze (URS) fall (3:57), Jelínek (TCH) 0,0
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 1 1980-07-22 1,0
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #1 1 1980-07-22 Blagidze (URS) decision (7-2), Mladenov (BUL) 1,0
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 1T 1980-07-21 0,0
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #2 1 1980-07-21 Blagidze (URS) fall (2:43), Kholidis (GRE) 0,0
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 1T 1980-07-21 0,0
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #1 1 1980-07-21 Blagidze (URS) fall (5:21), Halonen (FIN) 0,0
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