2017 IWF World Champion (+105kg) Lasha Talakhadze was awarded this year’s ‘Athlete of the Year’ by his National Olympic Committee. The award was presented to Lasha at the National Olympic Committee’s annual report, held in Tbilisi on 22 December, 2017.
The great Georgian athlete said it was a happy moment…
“It was a good year for the Federation and for me too,” said Lasha. “This year has been a good year for the Federation, and Georgia has won a lot of weightlifting victories. Today, this work has been appreciated by the Olympic Committee, which is a good moment and it gives me more incentive for future success.”
Besides the Best Athlete award, the delegates of the session also listened intently about the preparation progress for the Olympic Games in 2020.
A member of the Executive Board of the Committee, Head of International Athletics Federation and President of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, Sergei Bubka, presented the Olympic Order to the President of the National Olympic Committee of Georgia, Leri Khabelov for the special contribution to the Olympic Movement.