Georgian Andrei Zinchenko has been training karate for over two decades. He started at the age of seven, and when he turned 19, he joined the Georgian National Team. He has achieved a lot in karate. He won a double European Champion title at tournaments organized by the European Karate Shinkyokushinkai Organization, and titles of a European Kyokushin-kan Champion in 2015, World Karate Union World Champion in 2019, as well as the world vice-champion of the World Karate Organization WKO in 2013 and 2017.
– I liked karate since childhood, and popular movies also influenced it. As soon as my school opened a section for this sport, I signed up there straight away. I got carried away decisively. To this day, training takes up half my time. My relatives also support me and try to help me do what I love – says Andrei. He adds that his wife and daughter are especially encouraging him.
He reveals that every competition and every fight is very important to him – Of the many that I have participated in, the World Karate Organization World Championships in 2017, which took place in Kazakhstan, occupy a key place in my heart – he emphasizes. During the event in Kielce, he would like to stand on the highest podium – At this stage, I have a clearly defined goal – to become the world champion in competitions organized by the WKO, which will take place in Poland, and for which we are preparing with the National Team.
Andrei Zinchenko expects that the fights in Kielce will be at a very high sport level – There will be a storm of emotions, there will be very interesting duels, I know it will be tough, but no matter what, I know that I am on the right track to make my dream come true – he says.
Born on January 31, 1992, 2 DAN
The greatest successes: 5-time European Karate Shinkyokushinkai Champion in 2014, 2016, 2018, 2021, and 2022. European Kyokushin-kan champion in 2015, Karate World Union Champion in 2019; world vice-champion in 2013, and world vice-champion of the World Karate Organization in 2017.