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Olympic weightlifting medalist Velichko Cholakov passed away

Fans of sport in Bulgaria were saddened on Sunday by the news of the sudden death of Bulgarian weightlifting champion Velichko Cholakov, aged 35.  Cholakov felt bad in the morning in his home and doctors were called but the emergency team could not..

20.08.17 16:45 |

Bulgarian athlete becomes silver medalist in European weightlifting

Bulgaria’s Vasil Gospodinov won a silver medal at the European Weightlifting Championships underway in Split, Croatia. Gospodinov is competing in the 105 kg weight class. He succeeded in lifting the total of 397 kg, enough to get him the..

08.04.17 15:18 |

Bulgaria’s legendary weightlifting coach Ivan Abadjiev passed away

The legendary Bulgarian weightlifting coach Ivan Abadjiev has passed away. Ivan Abadjiev is among the sports experts who contributed the most to the development of the Bulgarian sport. Abadjiev was born in 1932 in the town of Novi Pazar. He won..

25.03.17 14:09 |
Ivan Markov snatched the silver at the World Weightlifting Championship in Poland

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Ivan Markov won silver medal in the 85 kilo category contest at the World Weightlifting Championship in Poland with a total of 381 kilograms (175 kilos in the snatch category and 206 kilograms in the clean and jerk one). Russian athlete Apti Aukhadov..

28.10.13 11:13 |
Milen Dobrev is so far the last Ban weight lifter to have won the Gold from the Olympics (Athens 2004)

Bulgarian Olympic Glory – Weightlifting

Weightlifting is sport that emerged in the dawn of human history. A number of ancient texts express respect towards the physical power of people lifting weights. The sport was a part of the first modern Olympic games in 1896. At the Olympic games in 1900..

20.01.12 12:48 |
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