UWW LIVE: Olympic Champion Vladimer Khinchegashvili
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 16:54 By United World Wrestling Press
Vladimir KHINCHEGASHVILI (GEO) has been one of the world's most popular wrestlers for the past decade. His first major breakthrough came at the 2012 Olympic Games in London when he won a silver medal in freestyle. After winning a world silver medal in 2014, Khinchegashvili became a world champion the following year in Las Vegas. However, it was his run to Olympic gold at the 2016 Rio Games that really cemented his legacy as one of the greats. He added a third world medal, a bronze, in 2017.
Khinchegashvili joined Eric Olanowski to talk about improving his London Olympic silver medal to a gold medal at the Rio Olympic Games, his adjustment to 65kg, and his Beat the Streets matchup against Yianni DIAKOMIHALIS (USA).