Family Wife Salome, one son
Languages English, Georgian, Russian
|Madrid (SPAIN), 2016-05-13|
|Tbilisi (GEORGIA), 2017-06-15|
|Novi Sad (SERBIA), 2018-06-18|
|Düsseldorf (GERMANY), 2019-06-19|
|Le Caire (EGYPT), 2019-02-22|
|Prague (CZECH REPUBLIC), 2016-04-16|
|Istanbul (TURKEY), 2016-01-09||Tbilisi (GEORGIA), 2018-01-28|
|Plovdiv (BULGARIA), 2019-09-21|
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age 14.
Why this sport? "This sport is the sport of my family. My father, my brother - they were all engaged in fencing. And I also really wanted to be on a par with them. At first I played football, but once I happened to be at the Georgian fencing championship, and I liked what my brother and father did. It was love at first sight."
Name of coach Oleksandr Torchuk [national], UKR; Merab Bazadze [father, personal], GEO
Hobbies Spending time with friends. (sputnik-georgia.ru, 01 Jun 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "You need to learn how to lose, so that you can then learn how to win." (sputnik-georgia.ru, 01 Jun 2016)
Milestones He became the first sabre fencer from Georgia to finish on the podium at a Grand Prix event by placing third at the 2019 Grand Prix in Cairo, Egypt. (apsny.ge, 24 Feb 2019)
In 2013 he became the first Georgian fencer to win a gold medal at the European junior championships. He claimed victory in individual sabre. (SportsDeskOnline, 21 Mar 2016; worldsport.ge, 06 Mar 2013)
Famous relatives His brother Beka represented Georgia in fencing at nine editions of the world championships between 2009 and 2018. His father Merab has served as head coach of Georgia's national fencing team. (SportsDeskOnline, 06 Jun 2019; lelo.ge, 20 Feb 2018; sputnik-georgia.com, 15 Jul 2016; radiotavisupleba.ge, 26 Dec 2015)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 23 May 2019)
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