Georgia at the 2018 Winter Paralympics

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Georgia sent people to compete at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The team has two people who are competing in para-Nordic skiing. One is a man and one is a woman.

Team[change | change source]

Georgia leaves to go to Pyeongchang on March 6.[1] Georgia, North Korea and Tajikstan are the three countries making their first appearance Winter Paralympics.[2][3]

The table below contains the list of members of people (called "Team Georgia") that will be participating in the 2018 Games.

Team Georgia
Name Sport Gender Classification Events ref
Temuri Dadiani para-Nordic skiing male [1][4][5]
Nino Sabashvili para-Nordic skiing female LW12 [1][4][6]

Para-Nordic skiing[change | change source]

Skiers[change | change source]

Temuri Dadiani competes in three sports: cycling, wheelchair fencing and para-Nordic skiing. He competed in cycling at the 2017 Invictus Games. He has a Guinness World Record. It is for doing 44 push-ups in one minute.[5] Dadiani was in the military. While an officer in Afghanistan in August 2011, he was hit by a landmine. Doctors amputated both his legs.[5]

Nino Sabashvili had a goal of winning a Paralympic medal. Her first sport is para-armwrestling. The sport is not on the program for the Summer or Winter Paralympic Games. She started para-Nordic skiing so she could compete in a sport that is on the program. She is very good at para-armwrestling. At the 2016 World Para Armwrestling Championships in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, she won two silver medals.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 რადიო იმედი (27 February 2018), ზამთრის პარალიმპიური თამაშები/“დილის სამინისტრო“/რადიო იმედი, Radio Imedi, retrieved 27 February 2018
  2. "PyeongChang 2018: 10 things to know". Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  3. Desk, Sports (26 February 2018). "PyeongChang to Host Largest Winter Paralympics in March". Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Georgia". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Temuri Dadiani". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Nino Sabashvili". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 28 February 2018.