Bulgaria at the 2012 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 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 63 in 16 sports
Flag bearer Yordan Yovchev (opening)
Stanka Zlateva (closing)
Medals
Rank: 63
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Bulgaria competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's nineteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics, except for three different occasions, including the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, because of the Soviet boycott. Despite being London's third Olympic Games, Bulgaria marked its debut in the host city. The Bulgarian Olympic Committee sent the nation's smallest delegation to the Games, tying the record with Helsinki in 1952, and with Tokyo in 1964. A total of 63 athletes, 36 men and 27 women, competed in 16 sports. Men's volleyball was the only team event in which Bulgaria had its representation in these Olympic games. There was only a single competitor in badminton, sprint canoeing, fencing, and judo.

The Bulgarian team featured three Olympic medalists from Beijing in freestyle wrestling: Stanka Zlateva, who won the silver, Radoslav Velikov and Kiril Terziev, who both won the bronze. Among these medalists, Zlateva only managed to repeat her silver medal in London, after losing out to Russia's Natalia Vorobieva in the final match. Two Bulgarian athletes, on the other hand, made their sixth Olympic appearance: pistol shooter, two-time gold medalist, and former Olympic record holder Maria Grozdeva, and rings gymnast and multiple-time Olympic medalist Yordan Yovchev, who was also the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.[1]

Bulgaria, however, failed to win the gold medal for the first time since 1952, after achieving poor athletic performance at these Olympic games.[2] Only two medals were awarded to the athletes, including the bronze medal won by heavyweight boxer Tervel Pulev.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Zlateva, StankaStanka Zlateva Wrestling Women's freestyle 72 kg 9 August
 Bronze Pulev, TervelTervel Pulev Boxing Men's heavyweight 10 August

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 663 35  Álvarez (MEX) (30)
L 0–6
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):[3][4]

In May 2012, the Bulgarian athletics federation announced a two-year ban for Inna Eftimova after testing positive for somatotropin at the World Championships held in August 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. As a consequence of the ban she will miss the 2012 London Olympics.

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
Georgi Ivanov Shot put 19.63 22 Did not advance
Viktor Ninov High jump 2.16 28 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Silvia Danekova 3000 m steeplechase 9:59.52 11 N/A Did not advance
Ivet Lalova 100 m BYE 11.06 2 Q 11.31 6 Did not advance
200 m 23.01 5 q N/A 22.98 6 Did not advance
Vanya Stambolova 400 m hurdles DNF N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Andriana Banova Triple jump 13.33 32 Did not advance
Radoslava Mavrodieva Shot put NM Did not advance
Venelina Veneva High jump 1.85 20 Did not advance

Badminton[edit]

Bulgaria have won 1 quota for the women's singles competition.

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Petya Nedelcheva Women's singles  Zaitsava (BLR)
W 21–7, 21–19
 Firdasari (INA)
L 10–21, 15–21
2 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Bulgaria has so far qualified boxers for the following events

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Aleksandar Aleksandrov Light flyweight  Máquina (MOZ)
W 22–7
 Shin J-H (KOR)
W 15–14
 Pongprayoon (THA)
L 10–16
Did not advance
Detelin Dalakliev Bantamweight  Sonjica (RSA)
W 15–6
 Balla (AUS)
W 14–10
 Campbell (GBR)
L 15–16
Did not advance
Tervel Pulev Heavyweight N/A  Wang (CHN)
W 10–7
 Peralta (ARG)
W 13–10
 Usyk (UKR)
L 5–21
Did not advance 3rd
Women
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Stoyka Petrova Flyweight  Fernandez (NZL)
W 23–11
 Adams (GBR)
L 7–16
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Sprint[edit]

Bulgaria has gained a quota place for the following sprint event;[5]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Miroslav Kirchev Men's K-1 1000 m 3:30.768 3 Q 3:30.818 5 FB 3:33.051 11

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Spas Gyurov Men's road race Did not finish
Danail Petrov 5:46:37 61

Fencing[edit]

Bulgaria has qualified 1 fencer.

Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Margarita Tschomakova Individual sabre  Kharlan (UKR)
L 8–15
Did not advance

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 15.308 N/A 15.308 8 Q N/A 15.108 N/A 15.108 7
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Ralitsa Mileva All-around 12.200 13.200 10.966 12.066 48.432 56 Did not advance

Rhythmic[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Silvia Miteva Individual 27.700 27.800 27.325 28.100 110.925 4 Q 27.450 27.100 26.750 27.650 108.950 8
Athlete Event Qualification Final
5 balls 3 ribbons
2 hoops
Total Rank 5 balls 3 ribbons
2 hoops
Total Rank
Reneta Kamberova
Mihaela Maevska
Tsvetelina Naydenova
Elena Todorova
Hristiana Todorova
Katrin Velkova
Team 27.250 27.375 54.625 4 Q 27.950 26.425 54.375 6

Judo[edit]

Bulgaria have won 1 quota for the men's competition

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Martin Ivanov Men's −66 kg BYE  Lim (KAZ)
L 0001–0101
Did not advance

Sailing[edit]

Bulgaria has qualified 1 boat for each of the following events

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Yoan Kolev RS:X 29 31 39 16 20 35 26 19 19 8 EL 207 26
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Irina Konstantinova-Bontemps RS:X 23 22 15 20 23 20 20 16 24 21 EL 180 22

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

Shooting[edit]

Bulgaria has gained four quota places in the shooting events;[6]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Anton Rizov 50 m rifle 3 positions 1162 24 Did not advance
50 m rifle prone 588 42 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 593 22 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Antoaneta Boneva 25 m pistol 582 10 Did not advance
10 m air pistol 384 9 Did not advance
Maria Grozdeva 25 m pistol 384 9 Did not advance
10 m air pistol 378 24 Did not advance
Petya Lukanova 50 m rifle 3 positions 577 30 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 392 40 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Bulgarian swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[7][8]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Ventsislav Aydarski 1500 m freestyle 15.34.86 28 Did not advance
Petar Stoychev 10 km open water N/A 1:50:46.2 9
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ekaterina Avramova 100 m backstroke 1:02.20 31 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 2:15.44 32 Did not advance
Nina Rangelova 100 m freestyle 55.52 24 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 1:59.21 19 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 4:11.71 23 N/A Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Grigor Dimitrov Men's singles  Kubot (POL)
W 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
 Simon (FRA)
L 3–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Tsvetana Pironkova Women's singles  Cibulková (SVK)
W 7–6(7–4), 6–2
 Pennetta (ITA)
L 5–7, 1–6
Did not advance

Volleyball[edit]

Bulgaria's men's volleyball team have secured place in the Olympic tournament.

Men's indoor tournament[edit]

Team roster

The following is the Bulgarian roster in the men's volleyball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[9] view · talk

Head coach: Nayden Naydenov

Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2012 club
1 Bratoev, GeorgiGeorgi Bratoev 21 October 1987 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 335 cm (132 in) 318 cm (125 in) Bulgaria Levski Volley
7 Skrimov, TodorTodor Skrimov 9 January 1990 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 310 cm (120 in) France Paris Volley
9 Dimitrov, DobromirDobromir Dimitrov 7 July 1991 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 342 cm (135 in) 322 cm (127 in) Bulgaria Pirin Balkanstroy
10 Bratoev, ValentinValentin Bratoev 21 October 1987 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 335 cm (132 in) 315 cm (124 in) Italy Argos Volley
11 Nikolov, VladimirVladimir Nikolov (C) 3 October 1977 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 325 cm (128 in) Italy Copra Volley
12 Yosifov, ViktorViktor Yosifov 16 October 1985 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in) Italy Pallavolo Modena
13 Salparov, TeodorTeodor Salparov (L) 16 August 1982 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 305 cm (120 in) Bulgaria VC CSKA Sofia
14 Todorov, TeodorTeodor Todorov 1 September 1989 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 365 cm (144 in) 345 cm (136 in) Russia Gazprom-Yugra Surgut
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) Russia Gazprom-Yugra Surgut
17 Penchev, NikolayNikolay Penchev 22 August 1992 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 335 cm (132 in) 320 cm (130 in) Italy Copra Volley
18 Nikolov, NikolayNikolay Nikolov 29 July 1986 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 332 cm (131 in) Italy Tonno Callipo Vibo Valentia
19 Sokolov, TsvetanTsvetan Sokolov 31 December 1989 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 362 cm (143 in) 319 cm (126 in) Italy Itas Diatec Trentino
Group play
 
Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Bulgaria 12 4 1 13 4 3.250 407 390 1.044
2  Poland 9 3 2 11 7 1.571 433 374 1.158
3  Argentina 9 3 2 10 7 1.429 382 367 1.041
4  Italy 8 3 2 10 9 1.111 426 413 1.031
5  Australia 7 2 3 8 10 0.800 395 397 0.995
6  Great Britain 0 0 5 0 15 0.000 274 376 0.729
29 July 2012
09:30
v
Great Britain  0 – 3  Bulgaria Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referee(s): Ning Wang (CHN), Akihiko Tano (JPN)
Report(s): result statistics
18
20
24
62
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
26
76
31 July 2012
11:40
v
Poland  1 – 3  Bulgaria Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,300
Referee(s): Andrey Zenovich (RUS), Akihiko Tano (JPN)
Report(s): result statistics
22
27
25
23
97
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
25
29
13
25
92
2 August 2012
12:20
v
Australia  0 – 3  Bulgaria Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,000
Referee(s): Ning Wang (CHN), Andrey Zenovich (RUS)
Report(s): result statistics
23
21
22
66
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
4 August 2012
20:30
v
Argentina  3 – 1  Bulgaria Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,500
Referee(s): Frans Loderus (NED), Akihiko Tano (JPN)
Report(s): result statistics
25
21
25
25
96
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
18
25
19
20
82
6 August 2012
14:45
v
Italy  0 – 3  Bulgaria Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referee(s): Akihiko Tano (JPN), Bela Hobor (HUN)
Report(s): result statistics
30
20
19
69
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
32
25
25
82
Quarterfinal
8 August 2012
21:30
v
Bulgaria  3 – 0  Germany Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,000
Referee(s): Bela Hobor (HUN), Denny Cespedes (DOM)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
20
16
14
50
Semifinal
10 August 2012
15:00
v
Bulgaria  1 – 3  Russia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 13,500
Referee(s): Ning Wang (CHN), Denny Cespedes (DOM)
Report(s): result statistics
21
15
25
23
84
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
25
25
23
25
98
Bronze medal game
12 August 2012
09:30
v
Bulgaria  1 – 3  Italy 3rd Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,000
Referee(s): Frans Loderus (NED), Rolando Cholakian (ARG)
Report(s): result statistics
19
25
22
21
87
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
25
23
25
25
95

Weightlifting[edit]

Bulgaria has qualified the following quota places.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Ivan Markov Men's −85 kg 172 4 203 7 375 5
Milka Maneva Women's −63 kg 102 5 131 3 233 5

Wrestling[edit]

Bulgaria has secured 9 quota places.

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  Noev (TJK)
W 3–0 PO
 Khinchegashvili (GEO)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance  Farag (EGY)
W 3–0 PO
 Kumar (IND)
W 3–0 PO
 S Yumoto (JPN)
L 1–3 PP
5
Anatolie Guidea −60 kg  Dutt (IND)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 13
Leonid Bazan −66 kg BYE  Hasanov (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 14
Kiril Terziev −74 kg BYE  Goudarzi (IRI)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance BYE  Tigiev (UZB)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 15
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
Aleksandar Kostadinov −55 kg BYE  Li Sj (CHN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 12
Ivo Angelov −60 kg  Coleman (USA)
W 3–1 PP
 Norouzi (IRI)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance  Sheng J (CHN)
W 3–1 PP
 Kebispayev (KAZ)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 7
Hristo Marinov −84 kg BYE  Gadzhiyev (KAZ)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 18
Elis Guri −96 kg  Alexuc-Ciurariu (ROU)
W 3–0 PO
 Jabidze (GEO)
W 3–1 PP
 Dzeinichenka (BLR)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 7
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
Stanka Zlateva −72 kg  Marzaliuk (BLR)
W 3–0 PO
 Fransson (SWE)
W 3–0 PO
 Ali (CMR)
W 3–1 PP
 Unda (ESP)
W 3–0 PO
BYE  Vorobieva (RUS)
L 0–5 VT
2nd

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Games: Yordan Yovchev will be Bulgaria’s flag bearer". Focus Information Agency. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bulgaria Makes Worst Olympic Games Performance in 60 Years". Novinite. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  4. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS, IAAF, retrieved 9 July 2011 
  5. ^ "Qualification System – Games of the XXX Olympiad – Canoe Sprint". ICF. Retrieved 19 Aug 2011. 
  6. ^ "Quota places by Nation and Name". ISSF. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  8. ^ FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION – Swimming, FINA, retrieved 8 June 2011 
  9. ^ Bulgaria roster FIVB.com

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