Ivaylo Mladenov

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Ivaylo Mladenov
Medal record
Men's athletics
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1994 Helsinki Long jump

Ivaylo Petkov Mladenov (Bulgarian: Ивайло Петков Младенов; born 6 October 1973) is a retired Bulgarian long jumper, best known for his gold medal at the 1994 European Championships.

He was born in Vratsa and represented the club CSKA Sofia.[1] He finished sixth at the 1991 European Junior Championships[2] and wn the bronze medal at the 1992 World Junior Championships. He finished sixth at the 1993 World Indoor Championships, fifth at the 1993 World Championships, and second at the 1993 Grand Prix Final.[3] In 1994 he finished fourth at the European Indoor Championships[4] and won the European Championships.[5]

He then finished eighth at both the 1995 World Championships and the 1995 Grand Prix Final.[3] At the 1995 Military World Games he took a bronze medal.[6] He did not reach the final at the 1995 World Indoor Championships[3] or the 1996 Olympic Games.[1] At the 1996 European Indoor Championships he qualified for the final, but did not start that.[7] He competed at the 1999 World Championships without reaching the final.[3]

He became Bulgarian champion in 1993 and 1994.[8] His personal best jump was 8.33 metres, achieved in June 1995 in Seville. This is the Bulgarian record.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ivaylo Petkov Mladenov". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Peters, Lionel; Magnusson, Tomas. "European Junior Championships 1991". World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d Ivaylo Mladenov profile at IAAF
  4. ^ "1994 European Indoor Championships, men's long jmup final". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Men Long Jump European Championships 1994 Helsinki (FIN)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "CISM Military World Games". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "1996 European Indoor Championships, men's long jmup final". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Bulgarian Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  9. ^ All time best Balkan athletes, men - The Athletics Site