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Bulgarian swimmer Petar Stoychev wins gold in icy conditions

Petar Stoychev
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Legendary marathon swimmer Petar Stoychev has added another gold medal to his rich collection. The Bulgarian won the competition from the calendar of the International Ice Swimming Association in the waters of the Arctic Ocean near the island of Svalbard (Norway).

Stoychev was the fastest in the distance of 1000 meters in competition with 19 athletes from around the world. His time was 14:25 minutes. The competition was held in icy cold water, as the air temperature was minus 15 °C .

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