Kakhi (Akakios) Kakhiasvili was born on July 13, 1969 in Tsinvali Georgia. His mother, Maria Labrianidi, was Greek. He returned to his roots in October 1994. He is 1.78m tall and he belongs to the Milon Club.
He was the Gold Medalist in Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000. He was the World Champion in 1995, 1998 and 1999. He was the top weightlifter in the World Cup in 1994. In 1996 and 1999 he was voted the athlete of the year in the Greek sports journalists’ referendum.
He is a graduate of the National Polytechnic Institute and a First Lieutenant in the Greek Air force.
- Kakhi Kakhiasvili, official site