Bulgaria at the 2008 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 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 72 in 16 sports
Flag bearer Petar Stoychev (opening)
Matey Kaziyski (closing)
Medals
Rank: 42
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
5
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Bulgaria was represented by 72 athletes at the 2008 Summer Olympics, held in Beijing, People's Republic of China.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Rumyana Neykova Rowing Women's single sculls
 Silver Stanka Zlateva Wrestling Women's freestyle 72 kg
 Bronze Yavor Yanakiev Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg
 Bronze Radoslav Velikov Wrestling Men's freestyle 55 kg
 Bronze Kiril Terziev Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg

Archery[edit]

The country has allocated one spot in the men's individual event. Daniel Pavlov qualified at the 2007 World Championships.[1]

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
Daniel Pavlov Men's individual 618 59  Tsyrempilov (RUS) (6)
L 102–112
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

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
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Desislav Gunev 100 m 10.66 6 Did not advance
200 m 21.55 6 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Nikolay Atanasov Long jump 7.54 35 Did not advance
Spas Bukhalov Pole vault 5.45 =25 Did not advance
Iliyan Efremov NM Did not advance
Georgi Ivanov Shot put NM Did not advance
Momchil Karailiev Triple jump 17.12 11 Q 16.48 11
Kolyo Neshev Javelin throw 66.00 36 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Inna Eftimova 100 m 11.67 4 Did not advance
200 m 23.50 5 Q 23.48 8 Did not advance
Tsvetelina Kirilova 400 m hurdles 55.22 3 Q N/A 55.97 8 Did not advance
Ivet Lalova 100 m 11.33 1 Q 11.40 3 Q 11.51 7 Did not advance
200 m 23.13 5 Q 23.15 4 Did not advance
Tezdzhan Naimova 100 m 11.70 5 Did not advance
Dobrinka Shalamanova 3000 m steeplechase DNF N/A Did not advance
Daniela Yordanova 1500 m Withdrew for failing the drug test*

* On 13 June 2008, Daniela Yordanova was tested positive for testosterone in an out-of-competition doping test in Sofia.[2]

Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Gita Dodova Triple jump 13.53 25 Did not advance
Venera Getova Discus throw 54.00 34 Did not advance
Rumyana Karapetrova Javelin throw 40.15 52 Did not advance

Badminton[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Petya Nedelcheva Women's singles  Persson (SWE)
W 21–10, 21–10
 Hosny (EGY)
W 21–7, 21–4
 Wong M C (MAS)
L 16–21, 8–21
Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Bulgaria had qualified two boxers for the Olympics: Boris Georgiev, light welterweight, European gold medalist in 2006 and Olympic bronze medalist from Athens 2004 and Kubrat Pulev, super heavyweight, bronze world medalist in 2005 and bronze European medalist in 2006

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Boris Georgiev Light welterweight  Molina (USA)
W 14–1
 Mönkh-Erdene (MGL)
L 3–10
Did not advance
Kubrat Pulev Super heavyweight N/A  Rivas (COL)
L 5–11
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Sprint[edit]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Adnan Aliev
Deyan Georgiev
Men's C-2 500 m 1:43.428 5 QS 1:42.891 2 Q 1:43.971 7
Men's C-2 1000 m 3:54.111 6 QS 3:45.019 4 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: QS = Qualify to semi-final; QF = Qualify directly to final

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Danail Petrov Men's road race Did not finish
Evgeniy Gerganov Did not finish

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Yordan Yovchev Rings N/A 16.275 N/A 16.275 2 Q N/A 15.525 N/A 15.525 8
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Nikolina Tankusheva All-around 12.850 13.850 12.700 12.075 51.475 61 Did not advance

Rhythmic[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Rope Hoop Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Rope Hoop Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Elizabeth Paisieva Individual 16.175 16.400 16.200 14.525 63.300 19 Did not advance
Simona Peycheva 16.900 17.125 16.475 16.675 67.175 9 Q 15.975 16.975 16.775 15.750 65.475 10
Athlete Event Qualification Final
5 ropes 3 hoops
2 clubs
Total Rank 5 ropes 3 hoops
2 clubs
Total Rank
Tsveta Kuseva
Yolita Manolova
Zornitsa Marinova
Maya Paunovska
Yoanna Tancheva
Tatyana Tongova
Team 16.825 16.875 33.700 5 Q 16.750 16.800 33.550 5

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ivo Yanakiev
Martin Yanakiev
Double sculls 6:45.03 4 R 6:24.70 3 SA/B 6:26.62 4 FB 6:45.91 10
Women
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Rumyana Neykova Single sculls 7:56.07 1 QF 7:22.37 1 SA/B 7:33.29 2 FA 7:22.34 1

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; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Irina Konstantinova-Bontemps RS:X 18 8 8 15 18 17 10 10 2 13 EL 101 12

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race; CAN = Race cancelled

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Tanyu Kiryakov 10 m air pistol 580 10 Did not advance
50 m pistol 562 7 Q 656.8 6
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Desislava Balabanova 10 m air rifle 393 26 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 574 28 Did not advance
Mariya Grozdeva 10 m air pistol 382 11 Did not advance
25 m pistol 583 5 Q 786.6 5
Irena Tanova 10 m air pistol 377 32 Did not advance
25 m pistol 289 37 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mihail Alexandrov 100 m breaststroke 1:00.69 NR 14 Q 1:00.61 NR 11 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:11.94 NR 24 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:00.70 20 Did not advance
Georgi Palazov 100 m butterfly 55.25 60 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 2:01.84 39 Did not advance
Petar Stoychev 1500 m freestyle 15:28.84 30 N/A Did not advance
10 km open water N/A 1:52:09.1 6
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Nina Rangelova 200 m freestyle 2:00.66 NR 30 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
Tsvetana Pironkova Women's singles  Domachowska (POL)
W 6–3, 6–4
 Cibulková (SVK)
L 2–6, 2–6
Did not advance

Volleyball[edit]

Men's indoor tournament[edit]

Bulgaria's men's team qualified as bronze medalists from the 2007 FIVB Men's World Cup. The team won three of its group play matches, and advanced to the quarterfinals, where they lost to Russia. The team's final ranking in the tournament was tied for 5th place.

Roster

The following is the Bulgarian roster in the men's volleyball tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[3] view · talk

Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2008 club
1 Ivanov, EvgeniEvgeni Ivanov 3 June 1974 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 351 cm (138 in) 340 cm (130 in) Poland Jastrzębski Węgiel
2 Tsvetanov, HristoHristo Tsvetanov 29 March 1978 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 330 cm (130 in) Montenegro Budvanska Rivijera Budva
3 Zhekov, AndreyAndrey Zhekov 12 March 1980 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 326 cm (128 in) Greece Patron Patra
4 Yordanov, BoyanBoyan Yordanov 12 March 1983 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 358 cm (141 in) 335 cm (132 in) Greece Olympiacos
5 Gaydarski, KrasimirKrasimir Gaydarski 23 February 1983 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in) Greece Olympiacos
6 Kaziyski, MateyMatey Kaziyski 23 September 1984 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 370 cm (150 in) 335 cm (132 in) Italy Trentino Volley
11 Nikolov, VladimirVladimir Nikolov 3 October 1977 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 325 cm (128 in) Italy Trentino Volley
13 Salparov, TeodorTeodor Salparov 16 August 1982 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 305 cm (120 in) Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
14 Stoykov, KostadinKostadin Stoykov 7 December 1977 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 349 cm (137 in) 329 cm (130 in) Russia VC Nova
15 Aleksiev, TodorTodor Aleksiev 21 April 1983 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 347 cm (137 in) 327 cm (129 in) Bulgaria Levski Siconco
17 Konstantinov, PlamenPlamen Konstantinov 14 June 1973 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in) Greece Iraklis
18 Tassev, IvanIvan Tassev 21 March 1967 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 334 cm (131 in) 316 cm (124 in) Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
Group play
 
Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  United States 10 5 0 460 371 1.240 15 4 3.750
2  Italy 9 4 1 439 401 1.095 13 6 2.167
3  Bulgaria 8 3 2 446 440 1.014 10 9 1.111
4  China 7 2 3 445 492 0.904 9 13 0.692
5  Venezuela 6 1 4 421 451 0.933 8 12 0.667
6  Japan 5 0 5 392 448 0.875 4 15 0.267

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8).

10 August 2008
20:00
v
Bulgaria  3 – 1  China Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,000
Referee(s): Laert Souza (BRA), Mitch Davidson (CAN)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
26
25
101
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
20
21
28
19
88
12 August 2008
22:45
v
Japan  1 – 3  Bulgaria Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 3,200
Referee(s): Mitch Davidson (CAN), Victor Rodriguez (PUR)
Report(s): result statistics
27
25
21
19
92
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
29
23
25
25
102
14 August 2008
22:30
v
Bulgaria  1 – 3  United States Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 5,700
Referee(s): Laert Souza (BRA), Kun-Tae Kim (KOR)
Report(s): result statistics
29
21
14
24
88
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
27
25
25
26
103
16 August 2008
14:50
v
Italy  3 – 0  Bulgaria Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 8,000
Referee(s): Umit Sokullu (TUR), Mohammad Shahmiri (IRI)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
20
21
16
57
18 August 2008
10:00
v
Bulgaria  3 – 1  Venezuela Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing
Attendance: 3,400
Referee(s): Mohammad Shahmiri (IRI), Laert Souza (BRA)
Report(s): result statistics
23
25
25
25
98
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
25
19
16
22
82
Quarterfinal
20 August 2008
10:00
v
Bulgaria  1 – 3  Russia Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,500
Referee(s): Bela Hobor (HUN), Frans Loderus (NED)
Report(s): result statistics
25
16
22
21
84
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
20
25
25
25
95

Wrestling[edit]

On 9 August 2008, Anatolie Guidea ruptured his Achilles' tendon and could not compete in the event. The Bulgarian Wrestling Federation has asked another Bulgarian wrestler, Ismail Redzhep, to replace Guidia, but he was involved in a car accident, prompting him not to compete.[4] Eventually, the freed spot was taken by Mike Zadick from the United States.[5]

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 Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Radoslav Velikov −55 kg BYE  Cejudo (USA)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance BYE  Gochashvili (GEO)
W 3–1 PP
 Sevdimov (AZE)
W 3–1 PP
3
Serafim Barzakov −66 kg BYE  Jung Y-H (KOR)
W 3–1 PP
 Tushishvili (GEO)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 11
Kiril Terziev −74 kg BYE  Jokar (IRI)
W 3–1 PP
 Gitinov (KGZ)
W 5–0 VT
 Saitiev (RUS)
L 0–5 VT
BYE  Fundora (CUB)
W 5–0 VT
3
Bozhidar Boyadzhiev −120 kg  Akhmedov (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance  Masoumi (IRI)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 13
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Venelin Venkov −55 kg  Sourian (IRI)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance 17
Armen Nazaryan −60 kg  Bedinadze (GEO)
W 3–1 PP
 Sasamoto (JPN)
W 3–1 PP
 Rahimov (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance BYE  Sheng J (CHN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 7
Nikolay Gergov −66 kg BYE  Eroğlu (TUR)
W 3–1 PP
 Kovalenko (RUS)
W 3–1 PP
 Begaliev (KGZ)
L 1–3 PP
BYE  Vardanyan (UKR)
L 1–3 PP
5
Yavor Yanakiev −74 kg BYE  Chang Yx (CHN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance BYE  Barrera (PER)
W 3–0 PO
 Mikhalovich (BLR)
W 3–1 PP
3
Kaloyan Dinchev −96 kg BYE  Švec (CZE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 14
Ivan Ivanov −120 kg BYE  Szczepaniak (FRA)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 13
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Elina Vaseva −63 kg BYE  Dunn (GUM)
W 3–0 PO
 Kartashova (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance BYE  Shalygina (KAZ)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 7
Stanka Zlateva −72 kg N/A  Akuffo (CAN)
W 3–0 PO
 Unda (ESP)
W 3–1 PP
 Wieszczek (POL)
W 3–0 PO
BYE  Wang J (CHN)
L 0–5 VT
2

Weightlifting controversy[edit]

The Bulgarian Olympic Committee initially selected a team of 8 athletes, 6 men and 2 women, for weightlifting, but decided to withdraw its entire weightlifting delegation to the games, after its athletes had been tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid substance.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FITA Olympic Qualification - Men
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/athletics/7564507.stm
  3. ^ 2008 Official Results Part Two: Hockey – Wrestling, LA84 Foundation.
  4. ^ "Bulgaria Olympic Wrestling Team Stricken by Bad Karma", novinite.com, 10 August 2008.
  5. ^ "Zadick added to freestyle wrestling field", Sports Illustrated, 17 August 2008.
  6. ^ "Bulgaria men, women teams withdraw from Olympics", AFP, 28 June 2008.