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Date of Birth: 15/04/71
Place of Birth: Tsibilisi, Georgia
Hometown: Montreal, QC
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 129 lbs
Years on National Team: 6
 Guivi Sissaouri, won the silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, but his road for a berth in the 2000 Games was long and arduous. He was unable to wrestle at two qualifying tournaments earlier this year becuase of a knee injury and his Olympic hopes were bleak.

 He returned to the mat at a meet in Japan. He placed an encouraging fifth and that provided him some hope although the result wasn't enough to get him a ticket to Sydney. But he landed the berth in the 58 kilograms freestyle category with a victory at the Pan Am wrestling championships in Cali Columbia, his last chance to qualify.

 Sissaouri immigrated to Canada in 1988 and received his citizenship in 1995.

2000 Games
Sept. 30: 58-kg: Gia Sissaouri, Montreal, def. Talata Embalo, Guineau-Bisseau, by forfeit, in elimination round.


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