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Bulgaria's first Olympic swimming finalist since 1988

18-year-old Josif Miladinov qualifies for 100 m butterfly finals in Tokyo

Josif Miladinov
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Bulgaria's Josif Miladinov has made a historic swim in Tokyo and after a time of 51.06 seconds qualified for the 100m butterfly final. The 18-year-old Bulgarian remained second in his series, being overtaken only by the Hungarian Kristóf Milák with 50.37 seconds.

Thus, Bulgaria will participate in the Olympic swimming finals for the first time in 33 years after its participation at the Seoul Olympics in 1988.

The final in the discipline is tomorrow at 4.30 am Bulgarian time.

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