Blagoy Blagoev

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Blagoy Blagoev
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Blagoev in 2000
Personal information
Born December 4, 1956 (1956-12-04) (age 60)
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Sport
Sport Weightlifting

Blagoy Blagoev (Bulgarian: Благой Благоев, born December 4, 1956) is a retired Bulgarian weightlifter. Between 1976 and 1984 he won seven gold and five silver medals at the Summer Olympics and world and European championships.[1] He later coached the Australian Paralympic Powerlifting Team in the 1990s to early 2000s.[2]

Weightlifting achievements[edit]

  • Silver medalist in Olympic Games (1980);[3][4]
  • Senior world champion (1981–1983);
  • Weightlifter of the Year 1982 and 1983
  • World Cup Winner 1982 and 1983
  • Silver medalist in Senior World Championships (1976 and 1984);
  • Senior European champion (1979, 1981, 1982 and 1983);
  • Silver medalist in Senior European Championships (1976 and 1984);
  • All-time senior world record holder in snatch (195.5 kg, competing at 90 kg);
  • Set 18 ratified world records in 1976–1983.[4]

Career bests[edit]

  • Snatch: 195.5 kg in 1983 in Varna.
  • Clean and jerk: 228.5 kg in 1983 in Varna.
  • Total: 420.0 kg in 1983 in Varna.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blagoy Blagoev". www.sports-reference.com. Retrieved May 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ Annual Report 2002–2003. Australian Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ "Blagoi Blagoev". databaseolympics.com. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "Blagoy Blagoev". Lift Up. Retrieved January 29, 2010.