Shota CHOCHOSHVILI

Soviet Union SUN

Judo

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Munich 1972
  • Year of Birth
    1950
Olympic Results

Biography

Shota CHOCHOSHVILI

Shota Chochishvili was the first Soviet judoka to win an Olympic gold, losingonly one match to eventual silver medalist David Starbrook in the third round ofthe half-heavyweight class at the 1972 Munich Olympics. After his rather unexpected win, Chochishvili won three silvers in a row at the EuropeanChampionships, to which he later added a bronze in 1977. At the 1976 Olympics,Chochishvili was one of the main favourites for a gold medal in open class, buthe lost to eventual winner Haruki Uemura and had to settle for a bronze medal.In 1989, after retiring from judo, Chochishvili won a match against thelegendary professional wrestler Antonio Inoki in mixed martial arts. LaterShota Chochishvili worked as a judo coach and also served as the vice-presidentof the Georgian Olympic Committee and as the vice-president of the Georgian JudoFederation. His son Ramaz is also a judoka, who won a bronze medal at the 1996European Championships, representing Ukraine.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Montreal 1976

B
Open Class
Open Class Judo
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Munich 1972

G
Half-Heavyweight (≤93 kilograms)
Half-Heavyweight (≤93 kilograms) Judo

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