Demir Demirev

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Demir Demirev
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Born 1984-08-31

Demir Demirev (born 31 August 1984) is a Bulgarian weightlifter. He is of Turkish ethnicity. He participated in the men's -69 kg class at the 2006 World Weightlifting Championships and won the bronze medal, finishing behind Vencelas Dabaya and Shi Zhiyong. He snatched 143 kg and clean and jerked an additional 175 kg for a total of 318 kg, 14 kg behind winner Dabaya.[1]

At the 2007 World Weightlifting Championships he won the bronze medal in the 69 kg category with a total of 334 kg.[2]

Demirev tested positive for a steroid in 2008 during an out-of-competition test, along with ten other weightlifters and therefore Bulgaria's weightlifting federation withdrew its team from the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Apart from Demirev the athletes who tested positive were Ivailo Filev, Alan Tsagaev, Mehmed Fikretov, Ivan Stoitsov, Ivan Markov, Georgi Markov, Velichko Cholakov, Milka Maneva, Donka Mincheva and Gergana Kirilova. [3]


  1. ^ 75th MEN'S and 18th WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS -69 KG MEN,
  2. ^ "DEMIREV Demir". International Weightlifting Federation. 
  3. ^ "Bulgaria pulls Olympic weightlifters for doping". USA Today. 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2010-05-01.