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Dito Shanidze

Full name: Dimit'ri "Dito" Shanidze
Original name: დიმიტრი "დიტო" შანიძე
Other name(s): Dmitry "Dito" Ivanovich Shanidze, Дмитрий "Дито" Иванович Шанидзе
Gender: Male
Height: 5'2" (158 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: February 8, 1937 in Derchi, Imereti, Georgia
Died: November 18, 2010 in Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Affiliations: Gantiadi Tbilisi
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Georgian Dito Shanidze was the best Soviet featherweight weightlifter in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Shanidze competed in gymnastics before taking up weightlifting in 1957, but was not noticed by the Soviet sports officials until he won silver at the 1968 Soviet championships. He was selected to the Soviet national team and, in the same year, won silver at the 1968 Olympics, as well as the World and European Championships. Shanidze repeated the silver medal victory at the 1972 Olympics and was the 1973 World and 1972-73 European Champion. His other medals at major international tournaments were silver at the 1972 and bronze at the 1969 World Championships and silver at the 1969, 1971 and 1974 European Championships. Domestically, in addition to his 1968 silver medal, Shanidze was the Soviet champion from 1969-74 and set two featherweight total world records.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Men's Featherweight Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1972 Summer 35 München Weightlifting Men's Featherweight Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Final Standings 2 387.5
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press 3T 120.0
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press Lift #1 AC 115.0 x
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press Lift #2 AC 115.0 o
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press Lift #3 AC 120.0 o
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch 1T 117.5
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #1 AC 110.0 o
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #2 AC 115.0 o
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #3 AC 117.5 o
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk 2T 150.0
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 145.0 o
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 150.0 o
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 152.5 x
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #4 AC 153.0 x
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS 2nd Phase Summary 2T 237.5
1972 Summer 35 München Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Final Standings 2 400.0
1972 Summer 35 München Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press 1T 127.5
1972 Summer 35 München Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press Lift #1 AC 120.0 o
1972 Summer 35 München Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press Lift #2 AC 125.0 o
1972 Summer 35 München Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press Lift #3 AC 127.5 o
1972 Summer 35 München Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch 1T 120.0
1972 Summer 35 München Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #1 AC 115.0 o
1972 Summer 35 München Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #2 AC 120.0 x
1972 Summer 35 München Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #3 AC 120.0 o
1972 Summer 35 München Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk 2 152.5
1972 Summer 35 München Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 147.5 o
1972 Summer 35 München Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 152.5 o
1972 Summer 35 München Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 155.0 x