Atanas Atanasov (long jumper)

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Atanas Atanasov (Bulgarian: Атанас Атанасов, born 7 October 1956) is a retired Bulgarian long jumper.

He won the 1981, 1984 and 1985 Balkan Championships.[1] He finished eighth at the 1982 European Championships,[2] twelfth at the 1983 World Championships,[3] seventh at the 1985 European Indoor Championships,[4] and seventh at the 1986 Goodwill Games.[5]

He became Bulgarian champion in 1990. Domestic rivals were Ivan Tuparov, Atanas Chochev, Vladimir Amidzhinov and Daniel Ivanov.[6] His personal best jump was 8.31 metres, achieved in July 1984 in Sofia.[3]

He has later coached long jumpers such as Nikolay Atanasov (no relation) and Antonia Yordanova.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Balkan Games/Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Archived from the original on 26 December 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Men Long Jump European Championships 1982 Athens (GRE)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Atanas Atanasov profile at IAAF
  4. ^ "1985 European Indoor Championships, men's long jump". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Men Athletics Goodwiil Games Moscva (URS) 1986". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Bulgarian Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Archived from the original on 26 December 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Bulgarian team for Athens". IAAF.org. 2 August 2004. Retrieved 6 January 2011.