About Achievements – Georgia Wins Gold Medal at 2012 Olympics
Lasha Shavdatuashvili (Georgian: ლაშა შავდათუაშვილი) wins the Gold medal in the 66 kg Judo event at the 2012 London Olympics. The 20-year-old Georgian defeated Hungary’s Miklos Ungvari.
Shavdatuashvili managed to score with a throw after sweeping his opponent’s foot in the first few minutes of the match.
“I was attacking and risking, because I did not care who my opponent was, if it was a world, European or Olympic champion. I wanted to show what I am made of.”
“Some months ago I could not even imagine taking part in the Olympic Games. I have just transferred from juniors. When I first started judo, my biggest wish was to participate in and to win the Olympic Games. It happened, because I concentrated on judo, I did not do many other things in my life.”
It is the third time in a row that Georgia has won the Olympic title. In 2004 it was Zurab Zviadauri, in 2008 Irakli Tsirekidze and now Lasha Shavdatuashvili won the final.
Georgia About congratulates Lasha Shavdatuashvili and his coach Peter Seisenbacher.