Tervel Dlagnev

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Tervel Dlagnev
Personal information
Nationality Bulgarian American
Born (1985-11-19) November 19, 1985 (age 29)
Residence Columbus, Ohio
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Freestyle
College team Nebraska–Kearney Lopers
Club Sunkist Kids
Coached by Lou Rosselli
Updated on 17 May 2012.

Tervel Dlagnev (born November 19, 1985; Bulgarian: Тервел Длагнев[1]) is a Bulgarian American wrestler who won the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials at 120 kg FS. At the 2013 Freestyle World Cup in Tehran, Iran Tervel finished 4 - 1.[2]

Tervel only wrestled two years in high school, where he finished third and fourth at the Texas state championships.[3]

Tervel was a 2-time NCAA Division II national champion for the University of Nebraska at Kearney where he also won a team title.[4]

Tervel defeated Les Sigman 2 to 0 at the finals of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.[5] During the wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Dlagnev finished in fifth place after he was pinned by Artur Taymazov from Uzbekistan in the semi-final and suffered a loss against Komeil Ghasemi from Iran in his bronze medal bout [6] due to separated cartilage in his rib cage.[7]

Tervel won four out of five matches at the 2013 Freestyle World Cup, only losing to his rival Iranian Komeil Ghasemi.[8]

Tervel beat Alexei Shemarov of Belarus 2-1 to win the bronze medal at 125 kilos in the 2014 World Wrestling Championships.


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