Bulgaria ended its participation in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro with one silver medal for Mirela Demireva in the high jump, one bronze for the group rhythmic gymnastics team and one bronze medal for Elitsa Yankova, wrestling.
In the medals standing by country, Bulgaria is 65th; this is its seventh worst performance in the history of the games. Since Moscow 1980, when Bulgaria won a record 41 medals, the country has been going from bad to worse, though in Rio, Bulgaria claimed one medal more than in the London Olympics in 2012. The country’s performance at five Olympic Games is worse than in Rio or London – from the Athens Olympics in 1896 to the games in Helsinki in 1952. In Rio, the medal standings by country are topped by USA with a total of 116, of which 43 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze, followed by Great Britain with 66 medals – 27 gold, 22 silver and 17 bronze, and third is China with 69 medals but with one title less than Britain.