Geno Petriashvili

Geno Petriashvili is a Georgian heavyweight freestyle wrestler. Petriashvili won his first senior world title at the Paris 2017 World Championships after defeating rival Taha Akgul by the score of 10-8 in a back-and-forth match. He then took his second world title at Budapest 2018 World Championships.

Petriashvili has also won two bronze medals in 2013 and 2015 and captured the European title at the 2016 Riga European Championships as well as two bronze medals at the European championships in both 2013 and 2017. He won a bronze medal in the Rio Olympics in 2016 and a gold medal the Under 23 years world championships in Poland 2017.

Geno Petriashvili served a six-month suspension in 2014 after testing positive for the non-performance enhancing Preductal, which Petriashvili had been taking regularly since being kidnapped as a child.

Medal Record


Olympic Games
2016 Rio de Janeiro 125 kg Bronze



World Championships
2019 Nur-Sultan 125 kg Gold
2018 Budapest 125 kg Gold
2017 Paris 125 kg Gold
2015 Las Vegas 125 kg Bronze
2013 Budapest 120 kg Bronze



European Championships
2020 Rome 125 kg Gold
2016 Riga 125 kg Gold
2018 Kaspiysk 125 kg Silver
2019 Bucharest 125 kg Silver
2013 Tbilisi 120 kg Bronze
2017 Novi Sad 125 kg Bronze



European Games
2015 Baku 125 kg Bronze



World U23 Championships
2017 Bydgoszcz 125 kg Gold