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Anzor K'ik'nadze

Full name: Anzor K'ik'nadze
Original name: ანზორ კიკნაძე
Other name(s): Anzor Levanovich Kiknadze, Анзор Леванович Кикнадзе
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 231 lbs (105 kg)
Born: March 26, 1934 in Badiauri, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Georgia
Died: November 17, 1977 in Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Affiliations: Dynamo Tbilisi, Tbilisi (GEO)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Judo

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Georgian Anzor K'ik'nadze was the best Soviet judoka of the 1960s. Aside from his 1964 Olympic bronze, K'ik'nadze was European open champion in 1962 and 1964-66, and took silver in 1967 and heavyweight silver in 1968. He was also European team champion in 1963-66, winning team bronzes in 1962 and 1967, and won two bronzes at the World Championships, in 1965 in open category and in 1967 in heavyweight. As the first Soviet championships in judo where held in 1973, K'ik'nadze never won a Soviet judo title, but he was Soviet sambo (a Soviet wrestling style similar to judo) heavyweight champion from 1961-65. After finishing his sporting career, K'ik'nadze worked as a sambo and judo coach in his native Georgia until his untimely death in a car accident.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Judo Men's Heavyweight Soviet Union URS 3T Bronze

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
id: 33,912