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Shota Chochishvili


Shota Samsonovich Chochishvili Georgian: შოთა ჩოჩიშვილი, Russian: Шота Самсонович Чочишвили; 10 July 1950 – 27 August 2009 was a Georgian heavyweight judoka

Contents

  • 1 Judo career
  • 2 New Japan Pro Wrestling 1989
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 Championships and accomplishments
  • 5 References

Judo career

Between 1972 and 1977, he won one gold, four silver and three bronze medals at the Olympics and world and European championships, including an Olympic gold medal in 1972

New Japan Pro Wrestling 1989

In 1989, Chochishvili briefly competed in New Japan Pro Wrestling On 24 April, he competed in a MMA fight against Antonio Inoki, defeating him by knockout and winning Inoki's WWF World Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship Chochishvili defended the title against Inoki in another MMA fight on 25 May, which Inoki won by submission He was involved in NJPW event at Moscow on New Year's Eve 1989 first wrestling event in USSR In a tag team match, Chochishvili and Inoki defeated former Olympic wrestlers Masa Saito and Brad Rheingans

Chochishvili ultimately did not follow through in becoming a full professional wrestler and left New Japan Pro Wrestling altogether after this card

Personal life

In retirement Chochishvili worked as a judo coach; he also served as vice-president of the Georgian Olympic Committee and of the Georgian Judo Federation His son Ramaz became an international judoka and competed for Ukraine In 2003, Chochishvili had a heart surgery and was diagnosed with cancer In 2004–2008 he underwent chemotherapy, but died from leukemia in 2009, aged 59

Championships and accomplishments

  • New Japan Pro Wrestling
    • WWF World Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship 1 time

References

  1. ^ a b c Shota Chochishvili Sports-Referencecom
  2. ^ a b Shota Chochishvili JudoInsidecom


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