About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Georgia Wins Second Olympic Gold
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 21 Aug.'04 / 23:12

Giorgi Asanidze gave Georgia its second Olympic gold medal in Athens after winning the men's 85-kilogram weightlifting competition on August 21.

29-year-old Asanidze’s victory comes as a surprise, as he has just recovered from an elbow injury.

Asanidze’s gold is the second for Georgia after 23-year-old Zurab Zviadauri’s victory in men's 90-kilogram judo on August 18. Zviadauri is the first-ever Olympic gold medalist in the history of independent Georgia.

At the moment Georgia has a total of three Olympic medals. Earlier Nestor Khergiani won a silver medal in men's 60-kilogram judo.

Giorgi Asanidze and Zurab Zviadauri will receive an award in the amount of 25,000 Lari (USD 14,000) from the Georgia government as a gold medalist, and an additional 400,000 Lari (USD 220,000) each from the Georgian tycoon Badri Patarkatsishvili.

In the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney Giorgi Asanidze and two other athletes lifted the same weight – 390 kilogram - but the Georgian could not take the gold because owing that he weighed 51 grams more than his competitors and was instead awarded the bronze medal.

Latest News
01 May.'18 10:55
We Have Moved to a New Platform
Direct Your Bookmarks to https://civil.ge.
29 Apr.'18 03:54
Ruling Party Candidate Wins MP By-Elections
Givi Chichinadze will represent Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency in the Parliament of Georgia.
28 Apr.'18 09:40
Polls Open for Vani and Khoni MP By-Elections
48,123 voters are eligible to cast their ballots in Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
27 Apr.'18 17:23
State Dept’s Europe Affairs Point Man to Visit Tbilisi
Wess Mitchell will meet senior government officials and address the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum.
27 Apr.'18 13:45
In Quotes: Georgian Politicians on Ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Comeback
Bidzina Ivanishvili will be approved as the Georgian Dream party chairman at the upcoming convention.
26 Apr.'18 18:15
SG Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia NATO’s ‘Very Close’ Partner
The NATO Secretary General says Foreign Ministers meeting tomorrow will recognize the country’s progress.
26 Apr.'18 14:24
Ex-PM Ivanishvili to Chair Georgian Dream Party
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Ivanishvili was ‘best equipped’ to add new dynamism to the party.
26 Apr.'18 11:12
Lawmaker Proposes Criminal Liability for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’
The parliamentary human rights committee decided to set up a working group for scrutinizing the draft law.
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2019, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
64