‘You were the best’ – 28-year-old Georgian snowboarder killed by avalanche in Bakuriani
06 January, 2016
‘You were the best’ – 28-year-old Georgian snowboarder killed by avalanche in Bakuriani
A minor avalanche took a Georgian snowboarder’s life in Bakuriani yesterday. His name was Nugzar Diakonashvili. The tragedy happened between Kokhta Gora and Didveli trails. The emergency service personnel found the snowboarder’s body several hours after the incident. Diakonashvili was skiing far from the trails, in pathless snow, when the avalanche came down.

Nugzar Diakonashvili was the head of Snowboard Federation’s Bakuriani group. In 2015 he became the Champion of Georgia in Snowboard-cross. The 28-year-old sportsman was preparing for
the winter Olympics that is going to take place in South Korea, in 2018. Friends affectionately called him Ninja.

‘Ninja, may your soul rest in peace. You are my brother and I will always miss you. You were the best in Georgia. Nobody will ever be like you. I love you’. This is the Facebook status published by the Snowboard Federation of Georgia.

The investigation into the tragic fact has been launched.

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