Yoto Yotov

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Yoto Yotov
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Born May 22, 1969

Yoto Vasilev Yotov (Bulgarian: Йото Василев Йотов, born May 22, 1969) is a Bulgarian/Croatian weightlifter.

It can be said that Yotov has a great love for the sport, as he was still competing as recently as October 2006. He represented Croatia in the Men's 85 kg class. He placed 17th with a snatch of 150 kg and jerk of 190 kg for a total of 340 kg.[1]

Weightlifting achievements[edit]

  • Silver medalist in Olympic Games (1992 and 1996);
  • Senior world champion (1991, 1993, 1997);
  • Silver medalist in Senior World Championships (1989, 1990, 1994, 1995);
  • Senior European champion (1990–1994, 1997);
  • Silver medalist in Senior European Championships (1989).


  • Called "The Professor" because of his innumerable medals over an incredible timespan in a sport usually dominated by younger athletes.

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