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Omar Fkhakadze

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1972 Munich, Germany - Bronse


Born on 12.08.1944 in Kutaisi – died on 23.05.1993 in Tbilisi. Cyclist. 

Track, Sprint. World Champion (1965), second- (1969) and third-prize (1966) winner, third-prize winner of the XX Olympic Games (1972 Munich), Participant of the XVIII and XIX Olympics (1964 Tokyo – quarterfinals, 1968 – Mexico City – IV place), ten-fold USSR Champion (1963, 1964, 1966-1973), two-fold second- (1965, 1967- 1000m standing start time trial), and third-prize (1968 – flying 1000m time trial) winner, four-fold winner of the USSR Cup (1963-65, 69), Winner of the German Democratic Republic, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Tula International Tournaments. Twice World record holder: flying 200m time trial – 10,69 sec. and 10,61 sec.(1967). The Best Athlete of the Year of the USSR and Georgia (1965). Honored Master of Sports of the USSR. Honored Coach of Georgia. Coach of sprinters national teams of the USSR and Georgia (1974-1993), President of GeorgianCycling Federation(1986-1993). The Tbilisi Central  Velodrome is named after him. Acted in the Georgian movie Khareba and Gogia starring Khareba - one of the main characters.