22117-Merab Dukashvili photo

Merab Dukashvili



Further personal information


Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He was inspired to start lifting weights after seeing gymnasts on television. "Once I watched a video in which young people were training hard. They were performing swinging and vaulting exercises on a horizontal bar. I was inspired and decided to go to the gym."

General interest

Sports in general [especially basketball], poetry, music. (, 04 Oct 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport and music [particularly rap] are two main essences of my life. My life is nothing without sport." (, 04 Oct 2013)
Other information
He featured in a documentary about his life story in 2013. It covered the psychological trauma associated with the onset of his impairment as well as his love for sport and music, and how sport gave him a renewed sense of hope. (, 04 Oct 2013)


Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-07 18