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Nodar Gvakharia

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1956 Melbourne, Australia - Bronse


Born on 03.02.1932 in Tbilisi – died on 14.11.1996, Tbilisi. Water Polo.

Competed for Tbilisi “Dinamo” (1948-1951, 1956-1961), Moscow “Dinamo” (1951-1956) and the national team of the USSR (1951-1960). Playing Coach and a Chief Coach of Tbilisi “Dinamo” (1960-1967), Chief Coach of the USSR national team (1962-1964). Third-prize winner of the Melbourne Olympic Games (1956), third-prize winner of the European Championship (1958), Champion and two-fold second-prize winner (1955, 1957) of the International Youth Friendly Sports Games (1953), Second-prize winner of the World University Games (1954), Champion of the USSR (1953), two-fold second-prize (1956, 1960) and two-fold third-prize winner (1958, 1959) of the USSR Championship, third-prize winner of the II USSR Peoples Spartakiads (1959). Tbilisi “Dinamo” became a three-fold second-prize winner (1960, 1962, 1963) and a two-fold third-prize winner (1964, 1966) of the USSR Championships under his coaching. Honored USSR Master of Sports.