Kaloyan Dinchev

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Kaloyan Dinchev
Personal information
Full nameKaloyan Dinchev
Nationality Bulgaria
Born (1980-02-03) 3 February 1980 (age 38)
Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight96 kg (212 lb)
ClubSlavia Litex
CoachBratan Tzenov

Kaloyan Dinchev (Bulgarian: Калоян Динчев; born February 3, 1980 in Stara Zagora) is an amateur Bulgarian Greco-Roman wrestler, who played for the men's heavyweight category.[1] He won a bronze medal for his division at the 2006 World Wrestling Championships in Guangzhou, China.[2][3] He is also a two-time Olympian, and a member of Slavia Litex Wrestling Club in Sofia, under his personal coach Bratan Tzenov.

Dinchev made his official debut for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he placed second in the preliminary pool of the men's 96 kg class, against Kyrgyzstan's Gennady Chkhaidze and Palau's John Tarkong.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Dinchev competed for the second time in the men's 96 kg class. He received a bye for the preliminary round of sixteen, before losing out to three-time Olympian and Czech wrestler Marek Švec, with a three-set technical score (4–1, 1–3, 1–1), and a classification point score of 1–3.[4]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Kaloyan Dinchev". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Two Titles and Bronze for Bulgarian Wrestlers at World Championship". Bulgarian Olympic Committee. 2 October 2006. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Bulgarian wins bronze medal in wrestling". The Sofia Echo. 26 September 2006. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Men's Greco-Roman 96kg (211.5 lbs) Round of 16 Final Official". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 2 January 2013.

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