Bulgaria at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Bulgaria at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg
IOC code BUL
NOC Bulgarian Olympic Committee
Website www.bgolympic.org (Bulgarian) (English)
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 28 in 6 sports
Medals
Ranked 19th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 3 1 5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Bulgaria competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events).

Medalists[edit]

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group C[edit]

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
 Uruguay 6 3 3 0 238 187
 Bulgaria 5 3 2 1 242 199
 Formosa 4 3 1 2 216 249
 South Korea 3 3 0 3 194 255
Uruguay Uruguay 70,  Bulgaria 65
Scoring by half: 38–35, 32–30
Bulgaria Bulgaria 89,  South Korea 58
Scoring by half: 47–33, 42–25
Formosa Taiwan 71,  Bulgaria 88
Scoring by half: 35–47, 36–41

Quarterfinal[edit]

Group B[edit]

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
 United States 6 3 3 0 283 150
 Soviet Union 5 3 2 1 208 209
 Bulgaria 4 3 1 2 182 224
 Brazil 3 3 0 3 192 282
Bulgaria Bulgaria 44,  United States 85
Scoring by half: 19–48, 25–37
Bulgaria Bulgaria 56,  Soviet Union 66
Scoring by half: 32–37, 24–29
Bulgaria Bulgaria 82,  Brazil 73
Scoring by half: 38–36, 44–37

Classification playoffs[edit]

Bulgaria Bulgaria 80,  Philippines 70

5th place match[edit]

Bulgaria Bulgaria 64,  Brazil 52

Boxing[edit]

Football[edit]

First round[edit]


Bulgaria  w/o 1  Egypt
Melbourne

Referee:

Attendance:

Quarterfinals[edit]

November 30, 1956
12:00
Bulgaria  6–1  Great Britain
Dimitrov Goal 6'
Kolev Goal 40' Goal 85'
Milanov Goal 45' Goal 75' Goal 80'
Report Lewis Goal 30'
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 6,748
Referee: Wright (AUS)

Semifinals[edit]

December 5, 1956
12:00
Soviet Union  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Bulgaria
Streltsov Goal 112'
Tatushin Goal 116'
Report Kolev Goal 95'
Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne

Referee: R.H. Mann (GBR)

Attendance: 21,079

Bronze Medal match[edit]

December 7, 1956
14:15
Bulgaria  3–0  India
Diev Goal 37' Goal 60'
Milanov Goal 42'
Report
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Referee: Latyshev (USSR)

Attendance: 21,236

Gymnastics[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Military press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ivan Abadzhiev 75 kg 102.5 15 117.5 2 137.5 6 357.5 7
Ivan Veselinov 90 kg 132.5 4 120 6 155 5 407.5 5

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]