Davit Gvantseladze

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameDavit•Gvantseladze
Used nameDavit•Gvantseladze
Original nameდავით•გვანცელაძე
Other namesDavid Nikolayevich Gvantseladze, Давид Николаевич Гванцеладзе
Born28 March 1937 in Bat'umi (GEO)
Died1 May 1984 in Tbilisi (GEO)
Measurements167 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsBurevestnik Tbilisi, Tbilisi (GEO)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Georgia

Biography

Georgian Davit Gvantseladze rose into prominence in 1960 when he won his first of five Soviet titles. He won his first Soviet title in Greco-Roman middleweight, but his later titles in Greco-Roman lightweight (in 1962, 1964-66). Gvantseladze first competed internationally at the 1963 World Championships, where he won silver in Greco-Roman lightweight. At the 1964 Olympics he won bronze. In addition his five Soviet Championships gold medals, Gvantseladze also won Greco-Roman lightweight silver at the 1963 Soviet Championships.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Summer Olympics Wrestling URS GEO Davit Gvantseladze
Lightweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze