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Iago Gorgodze

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Tbilisi, GEO
Occupation
Athlete, Public Servant
Languages
Georgian, Russian
Higher education
Sport Studies - Police Academy: Tbilisi, GEO

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2005 in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Club / Team
Gym Club Gladiator: Tbilisi, GEO
Name of coach
Zurab Tsikhishvili, GEO, from 2005

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Georgia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Busan, KOR

General interest

Hobbies
Hunting, fishing. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His mother Zoia. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Milestones
He was the first Georgian athlete to ever participate at a Paralympic Games when he took part in Beijing 2008, where he was the only Georgian athlete. (ugramegasport.ru, 29 Jun 2018; ptpress.ge, 12 Sep 2011)
Ambitions
To qualify for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2019)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of injuries sustained in a car accident in 1999. (ptpress.ge, 12 Sep 2011)
Other information
SANCTION
He received a three-year ban from competition after he tested positive for oxandrolone and stanozolol metabolites following an out-of-competition test in September 2014. His suspension began in October 2014 and ended in October 2017. (paralympic.org, 28 Jan 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -90 kg Final Round 8
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 97.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-10 10
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 97.00kg Final 2017-12-07 12