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Levan Tediashvili

Olympic athlete

Levan Tediashvili (Georgian: ლევან თედიაშვილი) (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.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1948-03-15

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