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Avtandil Koridze

Full name: Avtandil Koridze
Original name: ავთანდილ ქორიძე
Other name(s): Avtandil Georgiyevich Koridze, Автандил Георгиевич Коридзе
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6" (167 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: April 15, 1935 in Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: April 11, 1966 in Terjola, Imereti, Georgia
Affiliations: Burevestnik Tbilisi, Tbilisi (GEO)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Avtandil Koridze from Georgia took up wrestling in 1949 and was selected for the Soviet national team in 1957. In 1960 Koridze was chosen for the Soviet Olympic team and, at the Olympics, surprised everyone by capturing gold in the Greco-Roman lightweight division by winning five matches and drawing with the 1956 Greco-Roman lightweight champion, Kyösti Lehtonen from Finland. At the 1961 World Championships Koridze won gold in Greco-Roman lightweight, but retired from competition after the tournament. Domestically, Koridze never won a Soviet title, but earned Soviet Greco-Roman lightweight silver in 1957 and 1960 and Greco-Roman lightweight bronze in 1958. He died in a car accident together with 1956 Olympic Greco-Roman featherweight bronze medalist Roman Dzeneladze.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 25 Roma Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1960 Summer 25 Roma Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #1 1 1960-08-31 Koridze (URS) decision, Martinović (YUG)
1960 Summer 25 Roma Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five 2 1960-08-31 5
1960 Summer 25 Roma Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five Match #2 1 1960-08-31 Koridze (URS) decision, Stoyanov (BUL) 1
1960 Summer 25 Roma Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 2T 1960-08-30 4
1960 Summer 25 Roma Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #2 1 1960-08-30 Koridze (URS) fall (4:13), Mousidis (GRE) 0
1960 Summer 25 Roma Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 3T 1960-08-29 4
1960 Summer 25 Roma Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #2 1T 1960-08-29 Koridze (URS) draw, Lehtonen (FIN) 2
1960 Summer 25 Roma Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 3T 1960-08-27 2
1960 Summer 25 Roma Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #2 1 1960-08-27 Koridze (URS) decision, Northrup (USA) 1
1960 Summer 25 Roma Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 3T 1960-08-26 1
1960 Summer 25 Roma Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #1 1 1960-08-26 Koridze (URS) decision, De Silva (ITA) 1