Vesela Letcheva

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Vesela Letcheva
Personal information
Full nameVesela Nikolaeva Lecheva
BornMay 20, 1964 (1964-05-20) (age 57)
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Vesela Nikolaeva Lecheva (Bulgarian: Весела Николаева Лечева; born May 20, 1964)[1] is a Bulgarian sport shooter and politician. She won the Silver medal in the 50 m rifle 3 pos in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul and 10 m air rifle in 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Lecheva was born in Veliko Tarnovo.[2][3][4]

Since 13 November 2000, Lecheva has been a member of the executive bureau of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee.[1] She is married to businessman Manol Velev and they have one child.[1]

In 2019, Lecheva was the Bulgarian Socialist Party's candidate for the elections for mayor of Veliko Tarnovo. She lost to Daniel Panov and finished with 22.22%.[5]

In October 2019, Lecheva visited Samovodene to campaign for BSP's candidate Margarita Surmenova for mayor of Samovodene.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Профил и биография на Весела Лечева" (in Bulgarian). 2014. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "ISSF Profile". International Shooting Sport Federation. Retrieved 2013-06-24.
  3. ^ "Sports-reference Profile". Sports-reference. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2013-06-23.
  4. ^ ".Database Olympics Profile". Archived from the original on 2013-03-24. Retrieved 2013-06-23.
  5. ^ "Резултати :: Местни избори 27 октомври 2019". Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  6. ^ "Весела Лечева в Самоводене: "Самоводене има потенциал да бъде село с европейска визия" : RegNews.NET - Новини по всяко време". Retrieved 2020-11-20.

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