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Nodar Kumaritashvili

1988 - 2010

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Nodar Kumaritashvili (Georgian: ნოდარ ქუმარიტაშვილი; pronounced [nodaɾ kʰumaɾitʼaʃʷili]; 25 November 1988 – 12 February 2010) was a Georgian luge athlete who suffered a fatal crash during a training run for the 2010 Winter Olympics competition in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, on the day of the opening ceremony. He became the fourth athlete to die during preparations for a Winter Olympics, and the eighth athlete to die as a result of Olympic competition or during practice at their sport’s venue at an Olympic Games. Kumaritashvili, who first began to participate in luge when he was 13, came from a family of seasoned lugers: his grandfather had introduced the sport to Soviet Georgia, and both his father and uncle had competed when they were younger, with his uncle later serving as the head of the Georgian Luge Federation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nodar Kumaritashvili has received more than 896,630 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Nodar Kumaritashvili is the 1,411th most popular athlete (down from 1,216th in 2019), the 226th most popular biography from Georgia (down from 211th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Georgian Athlete.

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Among athletes, Nodar Kumaritashvili ranks 1,411 out of 3,059Before him are Douglas Lowe, Thomas Schönlebe, Brit Pettersen, Dennis Kipruto Kimetto, Ben Jipcho, and Olavi Mannonen. After him are Anna-Maria Müller, Carla Bodendorf, Foy Draper, Alberto Demiddi, Torben Grael, and Inge Helten.

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Among people born in 1988, Nodar Kumaritashvili ranks 147Before him are Nicolas Batum, Remy LaCroix, Andrea Ranocchia, Capri Anderson, Michael Cera, and Tim Krul. After him are Roberto Bautista Agut, Alexey Shved, Behati Prinsloo, Portia Doubleday, Yui Aragaki, and Jing Tian. Among people deceased in 2010, Nodar Kumaritashvili ranks 384Before him are Maureen Forrester, Edwin Valero, Art Clokey, Mitch Miller, Jimmy Dean, and Helen Wagner. After him are Nan Martin, Walter Frederick Morrison, Vladislav Galkin, Peter Christopherson, Jim Fuchs, and Kate McGarrigle.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Nodar Kumaritashvili ranks 226 out of 342Before him are Lasha Talakhadze (1993), Nika Melia (1979), Zaza Gogava (1971), Zaza Urushadze (1965), David Khakhaleishvili (1971), and Omari Tetradze (1969). After him are Nana Ioseliani (1962), Davit Mujiri (1978), Nino Salukvadze (1969), Shalva Natelashvili (1958), Zurab Azmaiparashvili (1960), and Georgi Kinkladze (1973).

Among ATHLETES In Georgia

Among athletes born in Georgia, Nodar Kumaritashvili ranks 6Before him are Keto Losaberidze (1949), Robert Shavlakadze (1933), Rafael Chimishkyan (1929), Medea Jugeli (1925), and Lasha Talakhadze (1993). After him are Nino Salukvadze (1969), Boris Kokorev (1959), Vladimer Aptsiauri (1962), Giorgi Asanidze (1975), Hanna Melnychenko (1983), and Khatuna Lorig (1974).