Georgi Markov (weightlifter)

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Georgi Markov
Personal information
Born (1978-03-12) 12 March 1978 (age 39)
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)

Georgi Markov (Bulgarian: Георги Марков, born 12 March 1978 in Burgas) is a retired male weightlifter from Bulgaria. He won the silver medal in the men's lightweight division (– 69 kg) at the 2000 Summer Olympics, behind compatriot Galabin Boevski. He set one world record in the lightweight snatch in 2000.

Markov tested positive for a steroid in 2008, and therefore Bulgaria's weightlifting federation withdrew its team from the 2008 Summer Olympics. Apart from Markov the athletes who tested positive were Ivailo Filev, Demir Demirev, Mehmed Fikretov, Ivan Stoitsov, Ivan Markov, Alan Tsagaev, Velichko Cholakov, Milka Maneva, Donka Mincheva and Gergana Kirilova. [1]