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Birth name
Kakhi Kakhiashvili

Olympic athlete

Kakhi Kakhiashvili

1.78 m

Kakhi Kakhiashvili Olympic Medalists Georgian National Olympic Committee

July 13, 1969 (age 54) (

Olympic medals
Weightlifting at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's First Heavyweight 91-99 kg

Pyrros Dimas, Leonidas Sabanis, Aleksey Petrov (weightlifter)

Kakhi kakhiashvili world record 188 kg athens 1999

Kakhi Kakhiashvili (Georgian: კახი კახიაშვილი, Greek: Ακάκιος Κακιασβίλης; born 13 July 1969 in Tskhinvali, South Ossetian AO, Georgian SSR, USSR) is a Georgian-Greek weightlifter, is one of only four weightlifters to have won three consecutive gold medals at Olympic Games. He won his first at Barcelona 1992, competing with the Unified Team, and later as a citizen of Greece at Atlanta 1996 and in Sydney 2000. He won three Senior World Championships (1995, 1998, 1999), was twice a silver medalist at the Senior World Championships (1993 and 1994), and set seven world records during his career.


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Kakhiashvili was born in Tskhinvali, Georgia, to a Georgian father and a Greek mother, Maria Lamprianidi. He is renowned in weightlifting circles primarily because when he lifted for Georgia, he went against the instructions of his Coach Vasily Alexeev, the all-time weightlifting great. His coach wanted a Russian boy to take the contest and did not let Kakhiashvili try to lift heavier to beat the Russian. Kakhi however ordered a full extra 10 kilos to be put on in order to beat his Russian teammate. He won, lifting the weight in a spectacular fashion that established his right to the title of one of the sports elite lifters. Kakhiashvili is also renowned in weightlifting circles for his uncanny ability to lift exactly what was required to win. Dubbed as a "computer" by some competitors, he also had the ability to block out everything that was not relevant to the competition at hand.

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Kakhi kakhiashvili 188 kg world record snatch

Career bests

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  • Snatch: 188.0 kg 1999 in Athens in the class to 94 kg (World record).
  • Clean and Jerk: 235.0 kg 1992 Summer Olympics in the class to 99 kg.
  • Total: 412.0 kg (188.0 + 225.0) 1999 in Athen in the class to 94 kg (World record).
  • Total: 420.0 kg (185.0 + 235.0) 1996 Summer Olympics in the class to 99 kg.

  • Kakhi Kakhiashvili Barcelona 1992 Levantamento de Peso Kakhi Kakhiashvili


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