Kakhi Kakhiashvili is a Georgian-Greek weightlifter, is one of only four weightlifters to have won three consecutive gold medals at Olympic Games. He won his first at Barcelona 1992, competing with the Unified Team, and later as a citizen of Greece at Atlanta 1996 and in Sydney 2000. He won three Senior World Championships, was twice a silver medalist at the Senior World Championships, and set seven world records during his career. Kakhiashvili was born in Tskhinvali, Georgia, to a Georgian father and a Greek mother, Maria Lamprianidi. He is renowned in weightlifting circles for his uncanny ability to lift exactly what was required to win. Dubbed as a "computer" by some competitors, he also had the ability to block out everything that was not relevant to the competition at hand.
About Kakhi Kakhiashvili
Georgian-Greek weightlifter who won 3 Olympic gold medals, one in 1992, one in 1996, and one in 2000.
He won his first gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
He won a total of 7 medals in International Competition, 6 of which being gold medals.
He is the son of a Georgian father of the same name and a Greek mother, Maria Lamprianidi.
He competed in the 1992 Olympics where Michael Jordan led the "Dream Team" to the gold medal in basketball.
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- Male weightlifters from Georgia (country)
- Georgian emigrants to Greece
- Olympic weightlifters of the Unified Team
- Olympic gold medalists for Greece
- World record holders in Olympic weightlifting
- Olympic weightlifters of Greece
- Naturalized citizens of Greece
- Greek male weightlifters
- Olympic gold medalists for the Unified Team
- Weightlifters at the 2000 Summer Olympics
- Weightlifters at the 1992 Summer Olympics
- Weightlifters at the 1996 Summer Olympics
- Weightlifters at the 2004 Summer Olympics
- Weightlifters at the 2008 Summer Olympics
- Olympic medalists in weightlifting