Tsanko Hantov has been the head coach at Windy City Fencing since 2004, and has extensive experience training fencers at all levels. He competed in the 2000 Olympic Games and won a Bronze Medal at the 2001 World Championships in the Modern Pentathlon. In 2003 Tsanko finished 5th at the European Championship in the Czech Republic . In 2004 he was 7th at the European Championship in Albena, Bulgaria. In 2007 he won the South America Open Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil . He has competed in 11 World Pentathlon Junior and Senior Championships and has won several medals from World Cups and International events.
Tsanko was National Senior Champion in 1998 and National Junior Champion in 1995 and 1996 in Men’s Epee in Bulgaria, and continues to be an “A” rated fencer. He is a graduate of the National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria.
After his 2004 Olympic trial, he moved to USA with his family. In 2012 Tsanko became a US citizen.
In the last decade ,coach Hantov’s students were winning medals in a regular bases at all National and International level events,including NACs / North American Cups/,SYCs /Super Youth/,and Cadets International events .
Lots of Windy City Fencing and Coach Tanko’s students were recruited from NCAA collages and coaches. Many of them received athletic scholarships .
Tsanko Hantov is the owner of Windy City Fencing – Chicago, Inc.