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Robert' Shavlaq'adze

Full name: Robert' Shavlaq'adze
Original name: რობერტ შავლაყაძე
Other name(s): Robert Mikhaylovich Shavlaqadze, Роберт Михайлович Шавлакадзе
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: April 1, 1933 in Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Affiliations: Dynamo Tbilisi, Tbilisi (GEO)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Georgian Robert’ Shavlaq’adze’s best year as an athlete was 1960, when he won silver at the Soviet Championships and was selected for the 1960 Soviet Olympic team. At the Olympics, Shavlaq’adze was not favored, a role which fell to the world record holder, American John Thomas. However, in the Olympic final, Shavlaq’adze missed his first jump at 2.00, but never missed another height to win Olympic gold with a personal best of 2.16, leaving the more highly regarded Valery Brumel and Thomas with silver and bronze, respectively. After his surprising Olympic gold, Shavlaq’adze won bronze at the 1962 European Championships and competed at the 1964 Olympics, where he placed fifth. Shavlaq’adze won his only Soviet title in 1964, his other medals at the Soviet Championships being silvers in 1959, 1960 and 1962. After finishing his sports career, Shavlaq’adze worked as an athletics coach, mainly in his native Georgia, but also in the People’s Republic of the Congo in the 1970s. From 1981-93, Shavlaq’adze worked as a professor of physical education department at the Agricultural University of Georgia and later with the Georgian National Olympic Committee.

Personal Best\: HJ – 2.17 (1964).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Men's High Jump Soviet Union URS 1 Gold OR
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Men's High Jump Soviet Union URS 5

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1 OR 2.16 0 1 8
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.90 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.95 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.00 metres 11 xo 1 1 2 2.00
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.03 metres 7 o 0 1 3 2.03
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.06 metres 4 o 0 1 4 2.06
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.09 metres 3 o 0 1 5 2.09
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.12 metres 2 =OR o 0 1 6 2.12
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.14 metres 1 OR o 0 1 7 2.14
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.16 metres 1 OR o 0 1 8 2.16
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.18 metres 1 xxx 0 1 8 2.16
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 4T QU 2.00 0 0 3
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1.90 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.90
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1.95 metres 4T o 0 0 2 1.95
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 2.00 metres 4T o 0 0 3 2.00
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 5 2.14 2 2 7
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.90 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.95 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.00 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.03 metres 1 o 0 0 1 2.03
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.06 metres 1T o 0 0 2 2.06
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.09 metres 1T o 0 0 3 2.09
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.12 metres 1 o 0 0 4 2.12
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.14 metres 3 xxo 2 2 7 2.14
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.16 metres 5 xxx 2 2 7 2.14
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1T QU 2.06 0 0 3
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1.90 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1.95 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 2.00 metres 1T o 0 0 1 2.00
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 2.03 metres 1 o 0 0 2 2.03
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 2.06 metres 1T o 0 0 3 2.06
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