Georgi Dakov

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Georgi Dakov (Bulgarian: Георги Крумов Дъков; 21 October 1967 – 29 July 1996) was a Bulgarian high jumper.

His personal best jump was 2.36 m (7 ft 834 in), achieved in August 1990 in Brussels. This is the current Bulgarian record. [1] Dakov reached the 1992 Olympic final and was the 1990 European Championship bronze medallist. He was born in Pleven. He died in a car crash on 29 July 1996.

He was a five-time Bulgarian National Champion (1986, 87, 88, 90 & 91)

International competitions[edit]

  • Note: Results with a "q", indicate overall position in qualifying round.
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1985 European Junior Championships Cottbus, East Germany 3rd 2.18 m
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, Germany =11th 2.17
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy =22nd q 2.21
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 6th 2.27
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 9th 2.20
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 11th 2.25
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 5th 2.27
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 3rd 2.34
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 11th 2.24
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 23rd q 2.24
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 6th 2.29
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 14th 2.24
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 26th q 2.20
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 14th q 2.23

References[edit]

  1. ^ All time best Balkan athletes, men - The Athletics Site