Ivan Markov

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Ivan Markov
Personal information
Born 14 September 1988 (1988-09-14) (age 28)
Burgas, Bulgaria
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Sport
Country Bulgaria
Sport Olympic weightlifting
Event(s) –85 kg

Ivan Markov (Bulgarian: Иван Марков; born 14 September 1988 in Burgas, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian weightlifter competing in the 85 kg category. He is the younger brother of former world champion weightlifter Georgi Markov. He placed fifth at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1] Markov also qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics but he was one of eleven Bulgarian weightlifters who tested positive for a banned steroid two months prior to the games.[2] Bulgaria withdrew its whole team from the Olympic competition and Markov received a four-year ban from competition.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ivan Markov". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Associated Press (2008-06-28). "Bulgaria pulls Olympic weightlifters for doping". USA Today. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sanctions for Bulgarian weightlifters tested positive for doping". Bulgaria Gazette. 12 September 2008. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 

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