According to the International Judo Federation, the legendary Georgian judoist, Olympic champion Davit Khakhaleishvili died at the age of 49 after a serious illness.
Davit Khakhaleishvili is the champion of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. He is also the winner of the World 2-way Silver (1991, 1993) and 2-way bronze (1993, 1995). European Champion (1993, 1996) and Bronze Prize winner. Champion of Judo in the X Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR (1991), the Soviet Union (1991), and the CIS (1992).
Davit Khakhaleishvili was a cavalier of the Vakhtang Gorgasali II Degree and Order of Honor.
He received the Presidential Order of Excellence in 2018, as well as the Order of the Georgian National Olympic Committee in 2003.