Bulgaria at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Bulgaria at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg
IOC code BUL
NOC Bulgarian Olympic Committee
Website www.bgolympic.org (Bulgarian) (English)
in Munich
Competitors 130 (106 men and 24 women) in 15 sports
Medals
Ranked 9th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
6 10 5 21
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Bulgaria competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 130 competitors, 106 men and 24 women, took part in 92 events in 15 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's 5000 metres

Men's High Jump

Boxing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Asen Nikolov Light Flyweight  Yoshimitsu Aragaki (JPN)
W 5-0
 Vladimir Ivanov (URS)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Georgi Kostadinov Flyweight BYE  Jan Balouch (PAK)
W TKO-2
 Chris Ius (CAN)
W 5-0
 Calixto Perez (COL)
W 3-2
 Leszek Blazynski (POL)
W 5-0
 Leo Rwabwogo (UGA)
W 5-0
Gold medal.svg
Kuncho Kunchev Featherweight BYE  Palamdorj Baatar (MGL)
W 3-2
 Clemente Rojas (COL)
L WO
Did not advance
Ivan Mihailov Lightweight  Roy Hurdley (PAN)
W TKO-2
 Hosain Eghmaz (IRN)
W 3-2
 László Orbán (HUN)
L 1-4
Did not advance
Angel Angelov Light Welterweight  Luis Contreras (VEN)
W TKO-3
 Walter Desiderio Gomez (ARG)
W 4-1
N/A  Srisook Bantow (THA)
W TKO-2
 Issaka Dabore (NIG)
W 5-0
 Ray Seales (USA)
L 2-3
Silver medal.svg
Vladimir Kolev Welterweight  Abdelhamid Fouad Gad (EGY)
W 5-0
 David Jackson (UGA)
L 1-4
Did not advance
Nayden Stanchev Light Middleweight BYE  John Opio (UGA)
W 3-2
 Wiesław Rudkowski (POL)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Georgi Stankov Light Heavyweight  Nikolay Anfimov (URS)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Atanas Suvandzhiev Heavyweight  Jürgen Fanghänel (GDR)
L KO-1
Did not advance

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 4:32.03 2 Q N/A BYE 4:14.65 6
Ivan Burchin
Fedia Damianov
C-2 1000 m 4:14.47 3 Q BYE 3:53.72 3 Q 3:58.10 Bronze medal.svg
Vasil Chilingrov K-1 1000 m DSQ Did not advance
Vasil Chilingrov
Aleksandar Donkov
K-2 1000 m 3:45.06 3 Q BYE 3:36.39 3 Q 3:45.40 9
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechages Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Natasha Petrova K-1 500 m 2:25.49 7 Q 2:19.66 4 Did not advance
Petrana Koleva
Natasha Petrova
K-2 500 m 2:05.16 5 Q N/A 1:57.31 2 Q 1:59.40 8

Cycling[edit]

Four cyclists represented Bulgaria in 1972.

Track[edit]

1000m time trial
Athlete Event Time Rank
Dimo Angelov Tonchev Men's 1000m time trial 1:07.55 6
Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1/8 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Ivan Tsvetkov Men's individual pursuit 5:02.39 15 Did not advance
Nikifor Petrov Minchev
Plamen Timchev
Dimo Angelov Tonchev
Ivan Tsvetkov
Team pursuit 4:31.43 8 Q N/A  West Germany (FRG)
L 4:31.55
Did not advance 5

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Five fencers, all men, represented Bulgaria in 1972.

Men's sabre
Men's team sabre

Gymnastics[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Bulgaria in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Stoyanov, Bratanov, and Pepelyankov — 12957 points (→ 16th place)

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Yordan Valtchev Single sculls 7:50.29 1 Q BYE 8:17.64 4 FB 7:59.55 8
Dimitar Valov
Dimitar Yanakiev
Nenko Dobrev
Coxed pair 8:01.01 2 R 8:10.94 1 Q 8:20.21 4 FB 8:01.86 10
Biser Boyadzhiev
Borislav Vasilev
Nikolay Kolev
Metodi Khalvadzhiski
Coxless Four 6:47.99 3 R 7:02.69 2 Q 7:24.93 6 FB 6:54.54 8

Shooting[edit]

Six male shooters represented Bulgaria in 1972.

Open
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Dencho Denev 50 m pistol 554 11
25 m pistol 590 7
Ratcho Kossev Skeet DNS
Ivan Mandov 50 m pistol 544 29
25 m pistol 576 42
Anton Manolov Skeet 187 33
Stefan Vasilev 50 m rifle three positions 1130 34
50 m rifle prone 594 21
Emiliyan Vergov 300 m rifle three positions DNS
50 m rifle three positions 1143 13
50 m rifle prone 594 19

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Angel Chakarov 100 metre breaststroke 1:10.34 30 Did not advance
200 metre breaststroke 2:30.27 19 Did not advance
Vasil Dobrev 100 metre butterfly 1:00.07 27 Did not advance
200 metre butterfly 2:11.28 22 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Khriska Peycheva 100 metre freestyle 1:03.43 43 Did not advance

Volleyball[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Soviet Union 10 5 0 15 3 5.000 257 196 1.311
2  Bulgaria 9 4 1 13 8 1.625 294 235 1.251
3  Czechoslovakia 8 3 2 11 6 1.833 230 205 1.122
4  South Korea 7 2 3 7 10 0.700 209 197 1.061
5  Poland 6 1 4 8 12 0.667 237 259 0.915
6  Tunisia 5 0 5 0 15 0.000 90 225 0.400
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
27 Aug Bulgaria  3–1  South Korea 16–18 15–6 15–9 15–13   61–46
29 Aug Bulgaria  3–2  Czechoslovakia 15–11 15–11 12–15 14–16 15–9 71–62
31 Aug Soviet Union  3–1  Bulgaria 9–15 15–10 15–11 15–10   54–46
02 Sep Bulgaria  3–2  Poland 14–16 12–15 15–7 15–3 15–10 71–51
05 Sep Bulgaria  3–0  Tunisia 15–10 15–5 15–7     45–22

Semifinals[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
08 Sep Bulgaria  2–3  Japan 15–13 15–9 9–15 9–15 12–15 60–67

Bronze medal match[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
09 Sep Soviet Union  3–0  Bulgaria 15–11 15–8 15–13     45–32

Water polo[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Pool C[edit]

Nation  Pld W D L GF GA
 Soviet Union 4 4 0 0 30 9
 Italy 4 3 0 1 25 16
 Spain 4 2 0 2 19 20
 Bulgaria 4 1 0 3 18 25
 Japan 4 0 0 4 14 36
August 28 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Italy  8-5  Bulgaria 3-1 3-2 2-1 0-1
August 29 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Soviet Union  7-2  Bulgaria 2-0 2-1 2-0 1-1
August 30 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Bulgaria  7-4  Japan 3-1 0-1 2-1 2-1
August 31 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Spain  6-4  Bulgaria 0-0 2-1 2-1 2-2

Classification 7th – 12th[edit]

Pos. Nation Pld W D L GF GA
7  Netherlands 5 4 1 0 29 25
8  Romania 5 4 1 0 25 18
9  Cuba 5 2 1 2 23 24
10  Spain 5 2 0 3 24 20
11  Bulgaria 5 0 2 3 15 17
12  Australia 5 0 1 4 18 27
September 1 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Netherlands  5-2  Bulgaria 1-0 0-1 2-1 2-0
September 2 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Romania  4-3  Bulgaria 2-2 1-0 1-0 0-1
September 3 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Australia  4-4  Bulgaria 2-2 1-0 1-1 0-1
September 4 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Cuba  4-4  Bulgaria 0-0 2-3 1-0 1-1

Team Roster[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Military press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Atanas Kiroy 56 kg 117.5 7 105 5 140 4 362.5 5
Georgi Todorov 110 12 100 10 140 5 350 8
Norair Nurikyan 60 kg 127.5 OR 2 117.5 4 157.5 WR 1 402.5 WR Gold medal.svg
Mladen Kuchev 67,5 kg 157.5 WR 1 125 4 167.5 2 450 Silver medal.svg
Yordan Bikov 75 kg 160 3 140 4 185 1 485 WR Gold medal.svg
Andon Nikolov 90 kg 180 3 155 1 190 6 525 OR Gold medal.svg
Atanas Shopov 180 4 145 7 192.5 3 517.5 Silver medal.svg
Aleksandar Kraychev 110 kg 197.5 2 162.5 5 202.5 5 562.5 Silver medal.svg
Stancho Penchev 0 NVL DNS DNS 0 AC

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bulgaria at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-10.