Bulgaria at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Bulgaria at the Olympic Games

Flag of Bulgaria
IOC code  BUL
NOC Bulgarian Olympic Committee
Website www.bgolympic.org (Bulgarian) (English)
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens
Competitors 95 in 19 sports
Flag bearer Mariya Grozdeva[1]
Medals
Rank: 33
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
9
Total
12
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Bulgaria competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's seventeenth appearance at the Summer Olympics, except for three different occasions, including the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, because of the Soviet boycott. The Bulgarian Olympic Committee sent a total of 95 athletes, 49 men and 46 women, to compete in 19 sports. Shooting champion and four-time Olympian Mariya Grozdeva became the nation's first ever female flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Mariya Grozdeva Shooting Women's 25 m pistol August 18
 Gold Milen Dobrev Weightlifting Men's 94 kg August 23
 Silver Yordan Yovchev Gymnastics Men's rings August 22
 Bronze Boris Georgiev Boxing Light welterweight August 28
 Bronze Yordan Yovchev Gymnastics Men's floor August 22
 Bronze Zhaneta Ilieva
Eleonora Kezhova
Zornitsa Marinova
Kristina Ranguelova
Galina Tancheva
Vladislava Tancheva
Gymnastics Women's rhythmic group all-around August 28
 Bronze Georgi Georgiev Judo Men's 66 kg August 15
 Bronze Ivo Yanakiev Rowing Men's single sculls August 19
 Bronze Rumyana Neykova Rowing Women's single sculls August 21
 Bronze Mariya Grozdeva Shooting Women's 10 m air pistol August 15
 Bronze Velichko Cholakov Weightlifting Men's +105 kg August 25
 Bronze Armen Nazaryan Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg August 26

Archery[edit]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Yavor Hristov Men's individual 641 42  Proć (POL)
W 133–132
 Chen S-Y (TPE)
L 159–170
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Bulgarian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard).[2][3]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Nikolay Atanasov Long jump 7.90 17 Did not advance
Spas Bukhalov Pole vault 5.50 27 Did not advance
Petar Dachev Long jump 8.05 13 Did not advance
Iliyan Efremov Pole vault NM Did not advance
Momchil Karailiev Triple jump 16.45 22 Did not advance
Galin Kostadinov Shot put 17.75 37 Did not advance
Ivaylo Rusenov Triple jump 16.39 24 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Mariyana Dimitrova 400 m 51.29 2 Q N/A 51.20 4 Did not advance
Monika Gachevska 200 m 23.71 6 Did not advance
Ivet Lalova 100 m 11.16 1 Q 11.09 2 Q 11.04 3 Q 11.00 4
200 m 22.88 1 Q 22.81 2 Q 22.56 3 Q 22.57 5
Nevena Mineva 20 km walk N/A DNF
Daniela Yordanova 1500 m 4:05.87 3 Q N/A 4:04.94 5 Q 3:59.10 5
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Mariya Dimitrova Triple jump 14.16 19 Did not advance
Tsvetanka Khristova Discus throw 43.25 41 Did not advance
Javelin throw 55.13 32 Did not advance
Aneliya Kumanova Shot put 15.91 30 Did not advance
Tanya Stefanova Pole vault 4.15 =24 Did not advance
Venelina Veneva High jump 1.92 15 Did not advance
Antoniya Yordanova Long jump 6.45 21 Did not advance

Badminton[edit]

Bulgaria has qualified two spots in the women's singles and doubles.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Petya Nedelcheva Women's singles  Baun (DEN)
W 8–11, 11–7, 13–11
 Seo Y-H (KOR)
W 7–11, 11–5, 11–8
 Zhou M (CHN)
L 4–11, 1–11
Did not advance
Neli Boteva
Petya Nedelcheva
Women's doubles  Tripp /
Wright (GBR)
L 15–17, 14–17
Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Bulgaria sent five boxers to Athens, winning a bronze medal to join a five-way tie for 16th place in the boxing medals scoreboard. Their combined record was 5-5.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Salim Salimov Light flyweight  Pannon (THA)
L 14–26
Did not advance
Detelin Dalakliev Bantamweight  Aferalign (ETH)
W RSC
 Mammadov (AZE)
L 16–35
Did not advance
Dimitar Stilianov Lightweight  Aydın (TUR)
W 20–11
 Khan (GBR)
L 21–37
Did not advance
Boris Georgiev Light welterweight  Fillali (ALG)
W RSC
 Allen (USA)
W 30–10
 Karimzhanov (KAZ)
W 20–18
 Johnson (CUB)
L 9–13
Did not advance 3rd
Sergey Rozhnov Super heavyweight N/A  Povetkin (RUS)
L RSC
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Sprint[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Stanimir Atanasov C-1 500 m 1:52.917 5 q 1:50.631 2 Q 1:49.759 8
C-1 1000 m 3:55.590 2 q 4:05.664 6 Did not advance
Petar Merkov K-1 500 m 1:38.725 3 q 1:42.207 6 Did not advance
Ivan Hristov
Yordan Yordanov
K-2 500 m 1:33.222 4 q 1:33.182 5 Did not advance
Ivan Hristov
Milko Kazanov
Petar Merkov
Yordan Yordanov
K-4 1000 m 2:54.252 2 Q BYE 2:59.622 4
Women
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Delyana Dacheva
Bonka Pindzheva
K-2 500 m 1:44.268 5 q 1:44.246 1 Q 1:42.553 6

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify to final; q = Qualify to semifinal

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Dmitar Gospodinov Men's road race Did not finish

Track[edit]

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Evgenia Radanova Women's sprint 12.457
57.798
12  Meares (AUS)
L
 Grankovskaya (RUS)
 Reed (USA)
L
Did not advance 9th place final
 Pendleton (GBR)
 Reed (USA)
 Hijgenaar (NED)
L
12
Time trial
Athlete Event Time Rank
Radoslav Konstantinov Men's time trial 1:06.265 17

Equestrian[edit]

Show jumping[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Rossen Raitchev Medoc II Individual 5 =31 12 17 =42 8 25 40 Q 21 43 Did not advance 21 43

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Bulgaria has qualified three gymnasts (two males and one female).

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Filip Yanev All-around 9.012 8.300 8.137 9.625 8.375 9.137 52.586 46 Did not advance
Vault N/A 9.625 N/A 9.625 13 Q N/A 9.581 N/A 9.581 5
Yordan Yovchev Floor 9.700 N/A 9.700 9 Q 9.775 N/A 9.775 3rd
Rings 9.812 N/A 9.812 2 Q 9.850 N/A 9.850 2nd
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Yevgeniya Kuznetsova Uneven bars N/A 8.150 N/A 8.150 81 Did not advance
Balance beam N/A 8.887 N/A 8.887 46 Did not advance

Rhythmic[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Elizabeth Paisieva Individual 24.975 21.975 23.850 23.975 94.775 12 Did not advance
Simona Peycheva 25.475 24.800 24.700 23.725 98.700 7 Q 25.375 25.675 25.600 24.400 101.050 6
Athlete Event Qualification Final
5 ribbons 3 hoops
2 balls
Total Rank 5 ribbons 3 hoops
2 balls
Total Rank
Zhaneta Ilieva
Eleonora Kezhova
Zornitsa Marinova
Kristina Ranguelova
Galina Tancheva
Vladislava Tancheva
Team 22.300 24.600 46.900 3 Q 23.400 25.200 48.600 3rd

Judo[edit]

Bulgaria has qualified two judoka.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Georgi Georgiev Men's −66 kg  Margoshvili (GEO)
W 1010–0012
 Demirel (TUR)
W 1020–0001
 Kipshakbayev (KAZ)
W 0100–0001
 Uchishiba (JPN)
L 0000–1000
BYE  Peñas (ESP)
W 0001–0000
3rd
Tsvetana Bozhilova Women's +78 kg  Zambotti (MEX)
L 0000–1010
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ivo Yanakiev Single sculls 7:28.97 2 R 6:52.51 1 SA/B/C 6:53.43 2 FA 6:52.80 3rd
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Rumyana Neykova Single sculls 7:35.66 1 SA/B/C BYE 7:32.06 2 FA 7:23.10 3rd
Anna Chuk
Milka Tancheva
Pair 7:52.45 3 R 7:17.16 3 FB N/A 7:11.89 8
Anet-Jacqueline Buschmann
Miglena Markova
Double sculls 7:35.46 2 R 6:52.78 1 FA N/A 7:13.97 4

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Veselin Nanev Mistral 33 DNF 33 30 30 32 30 29 33 25 30 305 33
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Irina Konstantinova Mistral 20 22 8 20 13 10 16 18 17 16 14 152 19

M = Medal race; OCS = On course side of the starting line; DSQ = Disqualified; DNF = Did not finish; DNS= Did not start; RDG = Redress given

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Tanyu Kiryakov 10 m air pistol 583 =4 Q 683.4 4
50 m pistol 562 6 Q 654.3 7
Emil Milev 25 m rapid fire pistol 582 9 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Mariya Grozdeva 10 m air pistol 386 =2 Q 482.3* 3rd
25 m pistol 585 3 Q 688.2 OR 1st

Swimming[edit]

Bulgarian swimmers earned qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the A-standard time, and 1 at the B-standard time):

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mihail Alexandrov 200 m freestyle 1:52.12 31 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:17.19 28 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:02.39 18 Did not advance
Raichin Antonov 50 m freestyle 23.67 52 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 52.33 52 Did not advance
Georgi Palazov 100 m butterfly 54.91 NR 40 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 2:02.15 26 Did not advance
Petar Stoychev 400 m freestyle 3:59.86 32 N/A Did not advance
1500 m freestyle 15:28.32 17 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Ana Dangalakova 400 m individual medley 5:01.00 23 Did not advance
Ivanka Moralieva 400 m freestyle 4:25.92 36 Did not advance
800 m freestyle 9:03.13 26 Did not advance

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Assia Anastassova
Bogdana Zareva
Duet 41.583 20 41.834 83.417 20 Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Magdalena Maleeva Women's singles  Koukalová (CZE)
W 6–1, 6–4
 Daniilidou (GRE)
L 6–2, 4–6, 4-6
Did not advance

Volleyball[edit]

Beach[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Petia Yanchulova
Tzvetelina Yanchulova
Women's Pool E
 CookSanderson (AUS)
L 0 – 2 (16–21, 12–21)
 PohlRau (GER)
W 2 – 1 (18–21, 21–19, 15–13)
 Wang LYou Wh (CHN)
W 2 – 0 (21–19, 21–17)
3 Q  BedeBehar (BRA)
L 1 – 2 (21–18, 16–21, 11–15)
Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Bulgaria has qualified the following quota places.

Men
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Sevdalin Minchev −62 kg 137.5 4 170 DNF 137.5 DNF
Ivan Stoitsov −77 kg 155 =11 200 =2 355 8
Milen Dobrev −94 kg 187.5 =OR 1 220 =1 407.5 1st
Nikolay Kolev 177.5 6 217.5 DNF 177.5 DNF
Velichko Cholakov +105 kg 207.5 2 240 =4 447.5 3rd
Women
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Izabela Dragneva −48 kg 82.5 =4 105 =6 187.5 5
Zlatina Atanasova −58 kg 90 =11 115 12 205 12
Slaveyka Ruzhinska −69 kg 115 4 135 =4 250 4
Milena Trendafilova 105 =6 132.5 6 237.5 6

Wrestling[edit]

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Radoslav Velikov −55 kg  Williams (RSA)
W 4–1 SP
 Li Zy (CHN)
L 1–3 PP
N/A 2 Did not advance 9
Ivan Djorev −60 kg  Quintana (CUB)
L 0–3 PO
 Kumar (IND)
L 0–3 PO
N/A 3 Did not advance 18
Serafim Barzakov −66 kg  MacDonald (CAN)
W 4–0 ST
 Spiridonov (KAZ)
L 1–3 PP
N/A 2 Did not advance 8
Nikolay Paslar −74 kg  Brzozowski (POL)
L 1–3 PP
 Osmanov (MKD)
W 3–1 PP
N/A 2 Did not advance 11
Miroslav Gochev −84 kg  Ibragimov (MKD)
W 3–1 PP
 Moon E-J (KOR)
L 1–3 PP
N/A 2 Did not advance 12
Krasimir Kochev −96 kg  Krupnyakov (KGZ)
L 1–3 PP
 Ibragimov (UZB)
L 0–3 PO
N/A 3 Did not advance 17
Bozhidar Boyadzhiev −120 kg  Rezaei (IRI)
L 0–3 PO
 Hrynkevich (BLR)
W 3–1 PP
 Ösökhbayar (MGL)
W 5–0 VT
2 Did not advance 8
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Armen Nazaryan −60 kg  El-Gharably (EGY)
W 3–1 PP
 Khvoshch (UKR)
W 3–1 PP
N/A 1 Q  Sasamoto (JPN)
W 3–1 PP
 Jung J-H (KOR)
L 1–3 PP
 Shevtsov (RUS)
W 3–1 PP
3rd
Nikolay Gergov −66 kg  Füredy (HUN)
W 3–1 PP
 Kim I-S (KOR)
L 0–3 PO
N/A 2 Did not advance 14
Vladislav Metodiev −84 kg  Thomberg (EST)
W 3–0 PO
 Yerlikaya (TUR)
L 1–3 PP
 Daragan (UKR)
L 0–5 VB
3 Did not advance 12
Kaloyan Dinchev −96 kg  Tarkong (PLW)
W 4–0 ST
 Chkhaidze (KGZ)
L 1–3 PP
N/A 2 Did not advance 8
Sergei Mureiko −120 kg  Mikulski (POL)
W 3–0 PO
 Gardner (USA)
L 1–3 PP
 Mizgaitis (LTU)
W 3–1 PP
2 Did not advance 8
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Classification Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Stanka Zlateva −72 kg  Hamaguchi (JPN)
L 0–4 ST
 Montgomery (USA)
L 0–5 VT
3 Did not advance 12

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mariya Grozdeva To Bear The Flag". Standart. 12 August 2004. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 

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