Georgi Georgiev (judoka)

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Georgi Georgiev
Personal information
NationalityBulgarian
Born30 January 1976 (1976-01-30) (age 43)
Pazardzhik, Bulgaria
Sport
Country Bulgaria
SportJudo
ClubCSKA Sofia
Coached byIvan Filipov, Simeon Cenev

Georgi Georgiev (born January 30, 1976) is a Bulgarian judoka.

Career[edit]

The struggle began in his native Pazardzhik under the direction of Ivan Filipov. He was preparing for the peak at the CSKA Army Sports Center in Sofia under the direction of Simeon Cenev. At the top level, he studied the vest wrestling styles combined judo and sambo. He won the world champion title twice in 2003 and 2006 . In 2000, at the Sydney Olympics, he lost in second round with Hüseyin Özkan of Turkey. In 2004, he improved in the Summer Olympics in Athens and won the bronze medal where he lost in the semifinals with the Japanese Masata Učišibu. He ended his career in 2009 . Currently he works as a coach.

Achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Place Weight class
2007 European Judo Championships 3rd Lightweight (73 kg)
2004 Olympic Games 3rd Half lightweight (66 kg)
2003 European Judo Championships 3rd Half lightweight (66 kg)
2002 European Judo Championships 5th Half lightweight (66 kg)
2001 European Judo Championships 7th Half lightweight (66 kg)
2000 European Judo Championships 3rd Half lightweight (66 kg)
1999 European Judo Championships 7th Half lightweight (66 kg)

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