Levan Tediashvili Olympic athlete

Levan Tediashvili (born 15 March 1948) is a former Soviet (Georgian) wrestler and Olympic champion in Freestyle wrestling. Tediashvili competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich where he received a gold medal in Freestyle wrestling, the middleweight class. At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal he received a gold medal in the light heavyweight class. Tediashvili defeated two brothers in his two Olympic finals. Tediashvili defeated John Peterson in 1972 and Ben Peterson in 1976. John Peterson won a gold medal in 1976 while Ben Peterson won a gold medal in 1972. He received a gold medal in the 82 kg class at the 1971 FILA Wrestling World Championships, and gold medals in the 90 kg class in 1973, 1974 and 1975. At the 1978 FILA Wrestling World Championships he received a silver medal in the 100 kg class. Tediashvili was selected among the Soviet Union top ten athletes of the year in 1973 by the Federation of Sports Journalists of the USSR.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 15th, 1948

Olympic medals

1976 Summer Olympics Montreal

The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially called the Games of the XXI Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1976; the first Olympic Games hosted by Canada. Montreal was awarded the rights to the 1976 Games on May 12, 1970, at the 69th IOC Session in Amsterdam, over the bids of Moscow and Los Angeles, which at the time were prior or future hosts of Olympic Games in 1932, 1980, 1984 and 2014. Calgary and Vancouver would later host Olympic Games in Canada. Most sovereign African, and a few other, nations boycotted the Montreal Games when the International Olympic Committee would not support, as had other international sporting organizations, the banning from competition of those countries whose athletes had participated in sporting events in South Africa as long as apartheid continued. The New Zealand rugby team had been touring South Africa during apartheid and were excluded from international sporting events due to implementation of the anti-apartheid policy.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Gold
Wrestling - Men's freestyle Light Heavyweight 1976
Stelica Morcov (Romania)

1972 Summer Olympics Munich

The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Munich, West Germany, from August 26 to September 11, 1972. The sporting nature of the event was largely overshadowed by the Munich massacre in which eleven Israeli athletes and coaches, a West German police officer, and five Black September terrorists were killed. The 1972 Summer Olympics were the second Summer Olympics to be held in Germany, after the 1936 Games in Berlin, which had taken place under the Nazi regime. Mindful of the connection, the West German Government was eager to take the opportunity of the Munich Olympics to present a new, democratic and optimistic Germany to the world, as shown by the Games' official motto, "Die Heiteren Spiele", or "the Happy Games." The logo of the Games was a blue solar logo by Otl Aicher, the designer and director of the visual conception commission. The Olympic mascot, the dachshund "Waldi", was the first officially named Olympic mascot. The Olympic Fanfare was composed by Herbert Rehbein, a companion of Bert Kaempfert. The Olympic Park is based on Frei Otto's plans and after the Games became a Munich landmark.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Gold
Wrestling - Men's freestyle Middleweight 1972
Vasile Iorga (Romania)

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