Irakli Revishvili

Irakli Revishvili (Georgian: ირაკლი რევიშვილი; born November 3, 1989) is a Georgian swimmer, who specialized in freestyle events.[1] He represented his nation Georgia at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and has currently owned two Georgian national records in both the 200 and 400 m freestyle.[2] Revishvili also trained for the national swimming team under the tutelage of head coach and 2004 Olympian Zurab Khomasuridze.

Irakli Revishvili
Personal information
Full nameIrakli Revishvili
Nickname(s)Revisha
National team Georgia
Born (1989-11-03) 3 November 1989
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
CoachZurab Khomasuridze

Revishvili received a wild card invitation from FINA to compete as a lone Georgian male swimmer in the 200 m freestyle at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[2][3] He pulled away from a small field of swimmers to take victory in the opening heat with 1:53.60, but failed to advance further to the semifinals, finishing fifty-third overall in the prelims.[4]

References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Irakli Revishvili". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  2. "Beijing 2008". Georgian National Olympic Committee. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  3. "Beijing 2008: Swimming Day 2– Men's 200m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 1)" (PDF). Best Swimming. p. 2. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  4. "Swimming: Men's 200m Freestyle Heat 1". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2013.


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