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Olga Guramishvili-Nikoladze

Olga Guramishvili-Nikoladze was a pioneering Georgian biologist and educator. She was one of the first Georgian women to study abroad, earning a degree in pedagogy. Guramishvili founded a girls’ school and a women’s gymnasium in Didi Jikhaishi, where she introduced sericulture and taught mechanical knitting and weaving. Her contributions to education and women’s rights left a lasting impact on Georgian society.

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Anastasiia Hotfrid

Anastasiia Hotfrid, a Ukrainian-born Georgian weightlifter, has achieved significant milestones and become a notable figure in the world of weightlifting. Despite personal conflicts and challenges, Hotfrid’s determination and success have made her an inspiration to many aspiring weightlifters, especially women, who admire her dedication and drive to excel in a male-dominated sport. Her journey from Ukraine to Georgia serves as a testament to her resilience and passion for weightlifting.

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Maia Makhateli

Maia Makhateli, a renowned Georgian ballet dancer, has made a significant impact on the world of dance. Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, around 1986, she hails from a family deeply rooted in the art of ballet. Her parents, Nikoloz Makhateli and Marina Loladze, were both esteemed dancers at the Georgian National Ballet, and her grandfather was a notable folk dancer, while her grandmother was an opera singer. As the younger sister of David Makhateli, a former principal dancer with The Royal Ballet, Maia was exposed to the world of ballet from a young age and would soon find her own path in this captivating art form.

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