Kiril Nikolov at WOC 2010
|Competitor for Bulgaria|
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.
- "WOC 2009 HUN. Miskolc, Hungary, 16-23 August 2009". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 9 May 2010.