Vladimir Kolev

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Vladimir Kolev
Medal record
Men's boxing
Representing  Bulgaria
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Montreal Light welterweight
World Amateur Championships
Silver medal – second place Havana 1974 Light welterweight

Vladimir Kolev (Bulgarian: Владимир Колев, born April 18, 1953) is a retired boxer from Bulgaria and Olympic bronze medalist, he also works as an actor, and has appeared in many American films.

At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, he won the bronze medal in the light welterweight division (– 60 kg) after being defeated in the semifinals by eventual runner-up Andrés Aldama of Cuba.

Two years earlier, at the inaugural 1974 World Championships in Havana, Cuba, he won the silver medal, after losing to Ayub Kalule from Uganda in the final.

In 2009, he starred as the Viking Hermoid, in the Syfy TV movie THOR: Hammer of the Gods, and as a Cab Driver in The Man with the Screaming Brain.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the Fourth Reich British P.O.W.
Boyka: Undisputed Lieutenant Koychev
Sniper: Ghost Shooter Col. Sergei Babayev
2009 Thick as Thieves Andrei