Medeya Jugeli

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMedeya•Jugeli
Used nameMedeya•Jugeli
Nick/petnamesMzia (მზია)
Original nameმედეა•ჯუღელი
Other namesMedeya Nikolayevna Dzhugeli, Медея Николаевна Джугели
Born1 August 1925 in Kutaisi (GEO)
Died8 January 2016 in Tbilisi (GEO)
AffiliationsDynamo Tbilisi, Tbilisi (GEO)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Georgia


Georgian Medeya Jugeli won a team all-around gold and team portable apparatus silver at the 1952, while finishing fourth on her favorite discipline, vault, and ninth in both the individual all-around and on the uneven bars. Domestically Jugeli won Soviet vault titles in 1945, 1947, and 1951-55, and a rings title in 1953. After finishing her sporting career in 1955, Jugeli worked as a gymnastics coach in Georgia. From 1962-65 she was head coach of the Georgian SSR gymnastics team and from 1965-70 served as coach of the Soviet national women’s team. Jugeli later was an international gymnastics referee and from 1991-2005 was Vice-President of the Georgian Gymnastics Federation.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1952 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) URS GEO Medeya Jugeli
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 9
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold
Team Portable Apparatus, Women (Olympic) Soviet Union 2 Silver
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) 12
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) 4
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) 9
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) 15