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Davit Tsimak'uridze

Full name: Davit Tsimak'uridze
Original name: დავით ციმაკურიძე
Other name(s): David Mikhaylovich Tsimakuridze, Давид Михайлович Цимакуридзе
Gender: Male
Born: March 29, 1925 in P'oti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Georgia
Died: May 9, 2006 in Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Affiliations: Iskra Tbilisi, Tbilisi (GEO)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

In 1952 Davit Tsimak'uridze became the first Georgian Olympic champion, although he competed for the Soviet Union of which Georgia then was a part. His appearance at the 1952 Olympics was his only one at a major international championship. Despite losing the first match to [Bengt Lindblad] of Sweden, he went on to win his remaining matches and the Olympic gold. In national competition, Tsimak'uridze had been very successful already, winning the Soviet freestyle middleweight title seven times (1945-1947, 1949-1952) and the Greco-Roman middleweight title twice (1947 and 1948). He later worked as a wrestling coach.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MMR/RE BP MR
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1952-07-20 2-0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #2 AC 1952-07-23 Tsimak'uridze (URS)
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Six 1T 1952-07-23 5
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Six Match #1 1 1952-07-23 Tsimak'uridze (URS) decision (2-1), Takhti (IRI) 1
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five 2 1952-07-23 4
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five Match #1 1 1952-07-23 Tsimak'uridze (URS) decision (3-0), Gurics (HUN) 1
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 3 1952-07-22 3
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #4 AC 1952-07-22 Tsimak'uridze (URS) 0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 5 1952-07-22 3
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #4 1 1952-07-22 Tsimak'uridze (URS) fall (4:55), Hussain (EGY) 0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 7 1952-07-21 3
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #7 1 1952-07-21 Tsimak'uridze (URS) fall (5:58), Hodge (USA) 0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 10T 1952-07-20 3
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #7 2 1952-07-20 Lindblad (SWE) decision (2-1), Tsimak'uridze (URS) 3
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