Ivan Sirakov

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Ivan Sirakov
Ivan Sirakov JWOCLong289.JPG
Sirakov at JWOC 2007
Medal record
Men's orienteering
Representing  Bulgaria
Junior World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Dubbo Sprint

Ivan Sirakov (Bulgarian: Иван Сираков) (born January 2, 1988) is a Bulgarian orienteering competitor from Veliko Tarnovo, who has competed for Bulgaria at two World Orienteering Championships, in 2007 and in 2008. He earned a bronze medal at the Junior World Orienteering Championships.

Junior career[edit]

Sirakov competed at the 2007 Junior World Orienteering Championships in Dubbo, where he received a bronze medal in sprint, finishing 24 seconds behind the winner.[1][2][3] This was the first medal for Bulgaria in the history of junior world orienteering championships.[4][5]

He finished 7th in the relay with the Bulgarian team.[1][2]

Senior career[edit]

He represented Bulgaria at the World Orienteering Championships in Kiev in 2007, where the Bulgarian relay team finished 18th.[2][6]

While still being a junior, he competed at the senior world championships in Olomouc in 2008, where he missed the sprint final by only one second in the qualifications.[2][7]


Sirakov was voted Veliko Tarnovo's sportsperson of the year 2007.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b JWOC 2007 AUS – Dubbo, Australia, 8-13 July 2007 Archived 20 August 2007 at the Wayback MachineInternational Orienteering Federation (Retrieved on July 15, 2008)
  2. ^ a b c d "Profile: Ivan Sirakov" – World of O Runners (Retrieved on July 15, 2008)
  3. ^ (in Bulgarian) Сираков: Световна сила сме!Sportni.bg (Retrieved on July 15, 2008)
  4. ^ Kral, Svensson take first honours at JWOCOrienteering Australia (Retrieved on July 15, 2008)
  5. ^ JWOC 2007 – Sprint distance[permanent dead link]I-OL.nl (Retrieved on July 15, 2008)
  6. ^ WOC 2007 UKR – Kiev, Ukraine, 18-26 August 2007 Archived 17 June 2007 at Archive.todayInternational Orienteering Federation (Retrieved on July 15, 2008)
  7. ^ Results – Sprint Qualification (men)WOC 2008 by Cez group Olomouc/10–20 July – Czech Republic (Retrieved on July 15, 2008)
  8. ^ (in Bulgarian) Иван Сираков е спортист №1 на В. ТърновоDarik News (Retrieved on July 15, 2008)