Name Robert Shavlakadze
Event(s) High jump
Role Olympic athlete
|Club Dynamo Tbilisi|
Height 1.86 m
Personal best(s) 2.17 m (1964)
Weight 80 kg
|Born 1 April 1933 (age 82) (1933-04) Tbilisi, Georgia|
Olympic medals Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump
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Robert Shavlakadze (Georgian: რობერტ შავლაყაძე; Russian: Роберт Михайлович Шавлакадзе, born 1 April 1933) is a retired Georgian high jumper. He competed for the Soviet Union at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics and finished in first and fifth place, respectively. He also won a bronze medal at the 1962 European Championships.
Domestically Shavlakadze won only one Soviet title, in 1964, finishing second in 1959, 1960 and 1962. After retiring from competitions he worked as an athletics coach, in Georgia and Congo. From 1981 to 1993 he was professor of physical education at the Agricultural University of Georgia. Later he became member of the Georgian Olympic Committee.