Borislav Gidikov

Borislav Krastev Gidikov (Bulgarian: Борислав Кръстев Гидиков; born November 3, 1965 in Pazardzhik, Pazardzhik Province) is a former Bulgarian weightlifter. He became Olympic Champion in 1988 in the middleweight class.[1][2] His career continues from 1979 to 1990. Until 1983 he was a competitor of Hebar Pazardzhik, and then until 1990 he was a competitor of Slavia Sofia. His personal trainers were Hristo Popov and Lyudmil Kochev. In the national team of Bulgaria was trained by the great Ivan Abadjiev. The story of how Borislav chose weightlifting before football is interesting. His father was a bus driver at Hebar football club. When Gidikov wondered which sport to choose in the beginning, his father told him that in football he would depend on another 10 people, and in weightlifting he would depend only on himself. So Borislav chose weightlifting to become one of the greatest Bulgarian weightlifters in the 1980s. His most notable success was in 1988, when he made six successful attempts at the Seoul Olympics to win the gold medal in cat. 75 kg. He is currently Secretary General of the Bulgarian Weightlifting Federation.

Borislav Gidikov
Personal information
BornNovember 3, 1965 (1965-11-03) (age 55)
Medal record
Men's Olympic weightlifting
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul -75 kg
World Championships
Total
Gold medal – first place 1987 Ostrava -75 kg
Silver medal – second place 1986 Sofia -75 kg
European Championships
Total
Silver medal – second place 1986 Karl-Marx-Stadt -75 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Reims -75 kg
World Cup Final
Total
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Seoul -75 kg
World Cup
Total
Gold medal – first place 1985 Varna -75 kg
Gold medal – first place 1986 Dobrich -82,5 kg
Gold medal – first place 1987 Pazardzhik -75 kg
Gold medal – first place 1988 Plovdiv -82,5 kg
Junior World Championships
Total
Gold medal – first place 1984 Lignano Sabbiadoro -67,5 kg
Silver medal – second place 1985 Edinburgh -75 kg
European Junior Championships
Total
Gold medal – first place 1984 Lignano Sabbiadoro -67,5 kg
Silver medal – second place 1985 Edinburgh -75 kg
Bulgarian Championships
Total
Gold medal – first place 1986 Kardzhali -75 kg
Bulgarian Junior&Youth Championships
Total
Gold medal – first place 1985 Pleven -75 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Pazardzhik -56 kg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Profile: "Borislav Gidikov" - databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on December 31, 2007).
  2. ^ "Olympic Games Medallists - Weightlifting" - (Retrieved on December 31, 2007).
  • "Borislav Gidikov". Sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on May 3, 2009. Retrieved January 29, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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