Georgi Palazov

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Georgi Palazov
Personal information
Nationality  Bulgaria
Born (1980-02-04) 4 February 1980 (age 34)
Burgas, Bulgaria
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Sport Swimming
Event(s) Butterfly, Individual medley
Club National Sports Academy (BUL)

Georgi Palazov (Bulgarian: Георги Палазов; born February 4, 1980 in Burgas) is a Bulgarian swimmer, who specialized in butterfly and medley events.[1] He represented Bulgaria at three Olympic games – 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, and 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Palazov achieved his best possible result at the Olympics, when he finished thirty-ninth in the men's 200 m butterfly in 2008, with a time of 2:01.84.[2] He also competed in the men's 400 m individual medley in Sydney, where he set a national record, with a time of 4:35.92, finishing only in fortieth place.

In addition to his numerous achievements at the Olympics, Palazov had also set two national records for the 100 m and 200 m butterfly events at the 2008 European Aquatics Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and the other for the 50 m butterfly event at the 2004 European Aquatics Championships in Madrid, Spain.


  1. ^ "Georgi Palazov". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Men's 200m Butterfly – Heat 3". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 

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