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Bulgaria's Tsanko Tsankov wins gold in the Strait of Gibraltar swimming crossing

Photo: Facebook / Tsanko Tsankov

Bulgaria's Tsanko Tsankov has won the Strait of Gibraltar swimming marathon. The Bulgarian marathon swimmer covered the distance of 16 km and 750 m from Tarifa (Spain) to Punta Cires (Morocco) in 3 hours, 56 minutes and 3 seconds. 

A strong final sprint brought Tsanko Tsankov a historic success, making him the first Bulgarian to swim the distance from Europe to Africa. 

Tsankov is in good physical condition after the victory achieved in the extremely difficult conditions in the Atlantic Ocean.

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