Bulgaria at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Bulgaria at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Flag of Bulgaria.svg
IOC code BUL
NOC Bulgarian Olympic Committee
Website www.bgolympic.org (Bulgarian) (English)
in Mexico City
Competitors 112 (102 men and 10 women) in 13 sports
Medals
Ranked 18th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
2 4 3 9
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Bulgaria competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. 112 competitors, 102 men and 10 women, took part in 69 events in 13 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

  • Petar Kirov — Wrestling, Men's Greco-Roman Flyweight
  • Boyan Radev — Wrestling, Men's Greco-Roman Light Heavyweight

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ivailo Sharankov Marathon N/A 2:39:49 30
Nikola Simeonov N/A 2:48:30 42
Mikhail Zhelev 3000 m steeplechase 9:01.96 2 Q N/A 8:58.41 6
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Georgi Stoykovski Triple jump 16.24 6 Q 16.46 9
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 100H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Spas Dzhurov Result 10.95 7.40 13.99 1.89 50.28 15.17 40.90 3.60 47.04 5:15.58 7173 15
Points 872 910 728 705 802 829 683 509 545 328
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Snezhana Yurukova 80 m hurdles 11.0 6 Did not advanced
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Yordanka Blagoeva High jump 1.68 17 Q Did not advanced
Ivanka Khristova Shot Put N/A 17.25 6
Katya Lazova High jump 1.68 18 Q Did not advanced
Combined events – Penathlon
Athlete Event 80H SP HJ LJ 200 m Final Rank
Snezhana Yurukova Result 11.0 11.83 1.59 5.98 25.1 4728 14
Points 1044 843 934 984 923

Basketball[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Group B[edit]

Qualified for the semifinals
Team W L PF PA PD Pts
 Soviet Union 7 0 642 408 +234 14
 Brazil 6 1 561 418 +143 13
 Mexico 5 2 493 443 +50 12
 Poland 4 3 473 504 −31 11
 Bulgaria 3 4 456 478 −22 10
 Cuba 2 5 514 532 −18 9
 South Korea 1 6 453 530 −77 8
 Morocco 0 7 355 634 −279 7

October 13

Cuba  61–70  Bulgaria

October 14

Brazil  75–59  Bulgaria

October 15

Morocco  59–77  Bulgaria

October 16

Soviet Union  81–56  Bulgaria

October 18

Mexico  73–63  Bulgaria

October 19

Bulgaria  67–69  Poland

October 20

Bulgaria  64–60  South Korea

9th–12th Place[edit]

October 23

Bulgaria  83–79  Panama

9th–10th Place[edit]

October 24

Bulgaria  57–67  Puerto Rico

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Sprint[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechages Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Boris Lyubenov C-1 1000 m 4:36.2 5 Q N/A 4:35.82 2 Q 4:43.43 5
Ivan Valov
Aleksandar Damyanov
C-2 1000 m 4:26.1 4 Q BYE 4:22.17 3 Q 4:22.89 8

Football[edit]

First round[edit]

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bulgaria 3 2 1 0 11 3 +8 5
 Guatemala 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 4
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 1 1 10 3 +7 3
 Thailand 3 0 0 3 1 19 −18 0

1968-10-14
12:00
Bulgaria  7 – 0  Thailand
Gyonin Goal 25'
Zhekov Goal 55'
Mihaylov Goal 56' Goal 61'
Zafirov Goal 73'
Nikodimov Goal 85'
Ivkov Goal 88'
Report


1968-10-18
12:00
Bulgaria  2 – 1  Guatemala
Nikodimov Goal 50'
Zhekov Goal 84'
Report López Oliva Goal 88'

Quarter-finals[edit]

1968-10-20
12:00
Bulgaria  1 – 1  Israel
Hristakiev Goal 5' Report Feigenbaum Goal 89'

Bulgaria progressed after a drawing of lots.

Semi-finals[edit]

1968-10-22
12:00
Hungary  5 – 0  Japan
Szűcs Goal 30' Goal 60' Goal 75'
Novák Goal 53' Goal 65'
Report

Gold Medal match[edit]

1968-10-26
12:00
Hungary  4 – 1  Bulgaria
Menczel Goal 40'
A. Dunai Goal 41' Goal 49'
Juhász Goal 62'
Report Veselinov Goal 22'
Azteca Stadium, Mexico City
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Diego De Leo Mexico

Gymnastics[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Bulgaria in 1968.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Paniowsky, Sardjev, and Apostolov – 11976 points (→ 11th place)

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Atanas Zelev
Yordan Valtchev
Double sculls 6:54.16 1 Q BYE 7:12.08 2 Q 6:58.48 4
Georgi Atanasov
Georgi Nikolov
Veselin Staievski
Coxed pair 8:11.13 1 Q BYE 8:06.41 5 FB 7:58.10 8

Shooting[edit]

Six shooters, all men, represented Bulgaria in 1968.

Open
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Dencho Denev 50 m pistol 545 24
25 m rapid fire pistol 579 28
Martsel Koen 50 m rifle three positions 1142 21
50 m rifle prone 592 24
Anton Manolov Skeet 180 40
Atanas Tasev 185 34
Velichko Velichkov 50 m rifle prone 584 64
Emiliyan Vergov 50 m rifle three positions 1119 45

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Angel Chakarov 200 m individual medley 2:24.0 26 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 5:10.9 16 Did not advance
Yulyan Rusev 200 m individual medley 2:22.7 20 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 5:07.0 11 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mariya Nikolova 100 metre freestyle 1:05.1 33 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:40.8 18 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 5:45.2 15 Did not advance

Volleyball[edit]

Round robin[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Soviet Union 17 8 1 26 8 3.250 464 326 1.423
2  Japan 16 7 2 24 6 4.000 430 258 1.667
3  Czechoslovakia 16 7 2 22 15 1.467 454 417 1.089
4  East Germany 15 6 3 22 12 1.833 449 374 1.201
5  Poland 15 6 3 18 11 1.636 371 281 1.320
6  Bulgaria 13 4 5 16 17 0.941 379 385 0.984
7  United States 13 4 5 15 18 0.833 383 414 0.925
8  Belgium 11 2 7 6 24 0.250 239 417 0.573
9  Brazil 10 1 8 8 25 0.320 357 469 0.761
10  Mexico 9 0 9 6 27 0.222 289 474 0.610
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
13 Oct Bulgaria  3–0  Mexico 15–9 15–4 15–6     45–19
16 Oct Bulgaria  3–0  Belgium 15–10 15–1 15–5     45–16
17 Oct Soviet Union  3–0  Bulgaria 15–10 15–9 15–10     45–29
19 Oct Bulgaria  3–2  United States 10–15 17–15 7–15 15–7 16–14 65–66
20 Oct Bulgaria  3–0  Brazil 15–8 18–16 15–3     48–27
21 Oct Czechoslovakia  3–2  Bulgaria 15–7 10–15 15–9 4–15 15–7 59–53
23 Oct Poland  3–0  Bulgaria 15–3 15–5 15–10     45–18
24 Oct East Germany  3–2  Bulgaria 15–11 8–15 15–10 10–15 15–7 63–58
25 Oct Japan  3–0  Bulgaria 15–7 15–6 15–5     45–18

Weightlifting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Military press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Atanas Kiroy 56 kg 105 8 100 7 130 7 335 7
Mladen Kuchev 60 kg 115 8 107.5 7 135 10 357.5 9
Petar Yanev NVL AC DNS DNS DNF
Kostadin Tilev 67,5 kg 132.5 4 115 12 150 10 397.5 8
Rilko Florov 117.5 13 120 8 147.5 12 385 12

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bulgaria at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13.