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Davit Gobejishvili

Full name: Davit Gobejishvili
Original name: დავით გობეჯიშვილი
Other name(s): David Nikolayevich Gobedzhishvili, Давид Николаевич Гобеджишвили
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (164 cm)
Weight: 243 lbs (110 kg)
Born: January 3, 1963 in Kutaisi, Imereti, Georgia
Affiliations: Dynamo Tbilisi, Tbilisi (GEO)
Country: URS Soviet Union, EUN Unified Team
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Along with American Bruce Baumgartner, Georgian Davit Gobejishvili was considered the world’s best super-heavyweight freestyle wrestler in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Gobejishvili was the 1988 Olympic champion and the 1985 and 1990 World Champion, ahead of Baumgartner, and won bronze at the 1992 Olympics and silver at the 1986 World Championships, behind Baumgartner. Gobejishvili was also the 1985 European Champion and won the 1988 World Cup. Domestically, Gobejishvili won Soviet titles in 1985, 1986 and 1988. Gobejishvili retired from sports after the fall of the Soviet Union and later worked as a sport official. From 1994-2000 Gobejishvili was president of the Georgian Wrestling Federation and, from 2002-09, was deputy chairman of the sports department of the Georgian Ministry of Culture. In 2009 he became chairman of the sports department of the Georgian Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs (previously part of Ministry of Culture). He also served as the vice-president of Georgian National Olympic Committee.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Wrestling Men's Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Wrestling Men's Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle Unified Team EUN 3 Bronze

Men's Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result CP MR
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1988-09-29
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 1 1988-10-01 Gobejishvili (URS) decision (3-1), Baumgartner (USA)
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Five 1 1988-09-30 16,5
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Five Match #1 1 1988-09-30 Gobejishvili (URS) decision (6-0), Klauz (HUN) 3,0
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Four 2 1988-09-30 13,5
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Four Match #1 1 1988-09-30 Gobejishvili (URS) decision (6-1), Atanasov (BUL) 3,0
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Three 1T 1988-09-30 10,5
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Three Match #3 1 1988-09-30 Gobejishvili (URS) passivity (4:43), Bremmer (FRG) 3,0
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Two 1 1988-09-29 7,5
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Two Match #3 1 1988-09-29 Gobejishvili (URS) fall (2:43), Obata (JPN) 4,0
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round One 2T 1988-09-29 3,5
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round One Match #3 1 1988-09-29 Gobejishvili (URS) decision (17-0) (4:47), Atiyeh (SYR) 3,5
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Final Standings 3 1992-08-04
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Final Round Match 3/4 1 1992-08-06 Gobejishvili (EUN) decision (4-0), Demir (TUR)
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round Five 2 1992-08-05 9,0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round Five Match #2 AC 1992-08-05 Gobejishvili (EUN) 0,0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round Four 2 1992-08-05 9,0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round Four Match #1 1 1992-08-05 Gobejishvili (EUN) decision (4-3), Wang (CHN) 3,0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round Three 3 1992-08-04 6,0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round Three Match #1 2 1992-08-04 Baumgartner (USA) decision (3-0), Gobejishvili (EUN) 0,0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round Two 1T 1992-08-04 6,0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round Two Match #2 1 1992-08-04 Gobejishvili (EUN) decision (7-1), Barbutov (BUL) 3,0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round One 1T 1992-08-04 3,0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round One Match #1 1 1992-08-04 Gobejishvili (EUN) decision (6-3), Štěch (TCH) 3,0
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