Kiril Nikolov

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Kiril Nikolov
World Orienteering Championships 2010 - sprint 39.jpg
Kiril Nikolov at WOC 2010
Medal record
Competitor for  Bulgaria
Men's Orienteering
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 2012 Falun Sprint

Kiril Nikolov (born 1982), also known as the Disl, is a Bulgarian orienteer.[citation needed]

He was born in Ruse. When he was young he tried all kinds of sport, but in 1998 he finally found his love: orienteering. The next year he was in the national team, and one more year later he tried Junior World Orienteering Championships.

At his first World Orienteering Championships in Switzerland (at the age of 21) he made very good results - 12th on the sprint / 15th on the long distance. During the World Championships in 2004 he showed the orienteering fans his class in the relay events, coming 5th on the first leg, just seconds after the first teams. The world started talking about him after his incredible run on the first leg of Tiomila 2005 - it was two seconds from the leading team, and the 3rd place was success for the whole Bulgaria. At the moment he is training in Bulgaria and Sweden.[citation needed]

He placed 6th in the sprint at the 2009 World Orienteering Championships in Miskolc, and also participated on the Bulgarian relay team (which placed 18th).[1]