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Akaki Jintcharadze

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Tbilisi, GEO
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Georgian, Russian, Turkish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2015 in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Club / Team
Georgian Para Athletes Club: Tbilisi, GEO
Name of coach
Giorgi Tsasidze [personal], GEO, from 2015

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Georgia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Eger, HUN

General interest

Nicknames
Aki (Facebook profile, 02 Apr 2021)
Hobbies
Fishing. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the +107kg category at the 2018 European Championships in Berck-sur-Mer, France. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2019)
Most influential person in career
His cousin Giorgi Nikoladze. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 02 Apr 2021)
Impairment
He damaged his spinal cord after falling from a height of 25 metres. (kvira.ge, 22 Nov 2015)
Other information
TURNING POINT
Taking up powerlifting helped him cope with his spinal cord injury. "I drank and smoked and lived the good life. Sport made me make a 180 degree turn and changed my life." (kvira.ge, 22 Nov 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -97 kg Final Round 2016-09-13 9
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 107.00kg Final 2017-12-02 14