GIORGI MUJARIDZE'S GOLD MEDAL
In the European Throwing Cup held on 9-10 March, Samorin (Slovakia), Giorgi Mujaridze, member of Georgian Athletics national team, took the first place in Shot Put (U23). Giorgi had set championship records of 19.70m and 19.77m in the first four shots but the young athlete saved his best attempt till the very end throw. He improved the championship record for a third time with his lifetime best of 20.27m. In the history of Georgia’s independence, Giorgi is the first athlete who has won the gold medal (U23 age category). Giorgi, also became the leader of the European Top Lists U23 age category.
ANNUAL BALKAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Annual Balkan Indoor Championships was held on 17th of February in Istanbul (Turkey). On behalf of Georgian Athletics Federation 4 athletes were participating. Valeriia Zhandarova was running 3000m and took second place with the result 9:16.48.
REGULAR ANNUAL BALKAN CONGRESS
The regular annual Balkan Congress took place in Batumi, Georgia on 26 September 2017. Sixteen Member Federations were represented by their respective leaders. Special guest for the third time in a row was IAAF President Sebastian Coe. The Governing Bodies of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara and the City of Batumi.
IAAF WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS
On 16th of July in Nairobi (Kenia) was held IAAF World Youth Championships. Saba Khvichava was participating in the event 2000 m/steeplechase. He was ranked on the 6th place with personal best result 5:52.64
BALKAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
On 1-2 July in Pitest (Romania) was held Balkan Junior Championships. Georgian Athlete Giorgi Mujaridze (Shot Put) participated, where he took the second place with the result 19.52m.
COACHES HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE COURSES
From 30 October till 10 November, in the Athletics Palace, Georgian Athletics Federation has conducted CECS Level I “Coach U16” courses, with the support of Olympic Solidarity and IAAF. 24 coaches have participated in the courses (18 men and 6 women), who have passed it with success and were awarded with the corresponding certificates. The certificates were handed by the General Secretary of National Olympic Committee – Mr. Emzar Zenaishvili, Georgian Athletics Federation First Vice-President – Mr. Vasil Berisvhili and lecturers –Mr. Emelianov Vasilii (MDA) and Mr. Konestyapin Volodymyr (UKR). According the lecturers the courses were held with great success and they were satisfied with the results. Moreover, the coaches mentioned that such educational courses were vital for their progress and experiences. The representatives of NOC and MF stated that the conducting courses are significant for the development of the sport in the country.
BRONZE MEDAL IN THE EUROPEAN ATHLETICS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS (3RD LEAGUE)
In the history of Georgian Athletics Federation Georgia received the Bronze Medal in the European Athletics Team Championships (3rd League) and gained promotion into the Second League.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
On January 27, at 12:00 pm, at the office of Athletics Federation (Address: Tsereteli 95 a) was signed the most important memorandum of understanding, which will be primarily directed for the development of athletics in the country’s regions. Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Athletics Federation, the city hall of Kutaisi, the European Athletics Association and the Balkan Athletics Association which foresees the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Kutaisi Stadium, that gives opportunity to create corresponding environment for development of athletics and organize different international and local events as well. The memorandum of Understanding was signed by the President of the Athletics Federation Aleksi Akhvlediani, The Deputy Mayor of Kutaisi Municipality Mr. Nodar Mikiashvili, the First Vice President of European Athletics Association and the President of Balkan Athletics Association Mr. Dobromir Karamarinov. Mr Dobromir is sure, the reconstruction of the stadium will allow to host different international events of European Athletics and Balkan Athletics in Kutaisi.
THE TENTH ELECTION CONGRESS OF GEORGIAN ATHLETICS FEDERATION
On December 1, 2016, at 12 pm, at Athletics Palace the tenth election congress of Georgian Athletics Federation was held. The new president Aleksi Akhvlediani was unanimously elected. The first vice-president Vasil Berishvili and vice-president Leo Gugeshashvili had also been elected. The General Secretary of the Georgian Athletics Federation will be Aleksandre Japaridze.
BOARD MEETING OF GEORGIAN ATHLETICS FEDERATION
On November 1, at 11:00 am, at the office of the Georgian Athletics Federation, was held the board meeting. The board discussed the upcoming elections and adopted unanimously the following decisions: 1. On December 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm, at the Georgian Athletics Federation (Tbilisi, Tsereteli Avenue 95 a.) the elections will be held during the congress. 2. The Authorized bodies of Georgian Athletics Federation, who are defined by the Charter, no later than 16 November 2016, 18:00 pm, at the Federation's Secretariat should submit the candidates of the President, the First Vice President and Vice-President.
GEORGIAN ATHLETE - DAVID KHARAZISHVILI'S VICTORY
On October 16, the capital of Armenia once again hosted Yerevan Half Marathon. Together with the international athletes Georgian Olympic marathon runner David Kharazishvili was also participating in the event, who won the competition with the result 1 hour 9 minutes and 30 seconds.
GEORGIAN ATHLETES OLYMPIC TEAM IN RIO
Athletics at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad organized in Rio de Janeiro will be held during the last 10 days of the games, from 12–21 August 2016, at the Olympic Stadium. 5 athletes will represent Georgian National Olympic Team during the games.
1 . Bachana Khorava (Long Jump) Qualification - 12 August 21:20 (13 August 04:20 Georgian Time); Final - 13 August 20:50 (14 August 03:50 Georgian Time)
2. Lasha Torgvaidze (Triple Jump) Qualification - 15 August 09:30 (15 August 16:30 Georgian Time); Final - 16 August 09:50 (16 August 16:50 Georgian Time)
3. Benik Abramyan (Shot Put) Qualification - 18 August 09:55 (18 August 16:55 Georgian Time) Final - 18 August 20:30 (19 August 03:30 Georgian Time)
4. Valentyna Liashenko (High Jump)- Qualification 18 August 10:00 (18 August 17:00 Georgian Tome) Final - 20 August 20:30 (21 August 03:30 Georgian Time)
5. Davit Kharazishvili (Marathon)- 21 August 09:30 (21 August 16:30 Georgian Time).