Georgi Palazov

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Georgi Palazov
Personal information
Full name Georgi Palazov
National team  Bulgaria
Born (1980-02-04) 4 February 1980 (age 37)
Burgas, Bulgaria
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, medley
Club National Sports Academy

Georgi Palazov (Bulgarian: Георги Палазов; born February 4, 1980 in Burgas) is a Bulgarian former swimmer, who specialized in butterfly and medley events.[1] He represented Bulgaria at three Olympic Games – 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, and 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Palazov achieved his best possible result at the Olympics, when he finished thirty-ninth in the men's 200 m butterfly in 2008, with a time of 2:01.84.[2] Palazov also competed in the men's 400 m individual medley in Sydney, where he set a national record, with a time of 4:35.92, finishing only in fortieth place.[3][4]

In addition to his numerous achievements at the Olympics, Palazov had also set two national records for the 100 m and 200 m butterfly events at the 2008 European Aquatics Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and the other for the 50 m butterfly event at the 2004 European Aquatics Championships in Madrid, Spain.


  1. ^ "Georgi Palazov". Archived from the original on 8 November 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Men's 200m Butterfly – Heat 3". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 200m Butterfly Heat 3" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 216. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Malchow sets Olympic record in 200 fly". 18 September 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 

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