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Nino Salukvadze

Georgia’s Nino Salukvadze is an eight-time Olympian and a triple medal winner whose longevity makes her stand out as one of the most impressive shooters in Games history.

But her Games legacy goes far beyond the medals.

Salukvadze has competed at the Olympic Games consecutively from 1988-2016, under three different Olympic flags.

Her appearance at her eighth Games - in Rio 2016 - saw her take part alongside her son Tsonte Machavariani, and in doing so become the first mother-son combination competing at the Olympics.

Salukvadze won one gold (25m Pistol) and one silver (10m Air Pistol) at the Olympic Games Seoul 1988 and, two decades later, she won bronze (10m Air Pistol) at Beijing 2008.

In 1988 Salukvadze won her Olympic gold and silver medals representing the Soviet Union and 20 years later, in 2008, she won her Olympic bronze medal with Georgia, having represented them since the Olympic Games Atlanta 1996.

In 1992 she was a member of the Unified Team at Barcelona 1992. Salukvadze has had five other top-10 Olympic results. At London 2012 she was the Flagbearer for Georgia in the Opening Ceremony.

At the World Championships her all-time medal count is six gold, one silver and one bronze medal.

Born in Tbilisi, Soviet Union (now Georgia), Salukvadze is coached by her father Vakhtang. Both were awarded the title of Knight of Sport by the Ministry of Sport.

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