Bulgaria at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Bulgaria competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. The nation returned to the Olympic Games after having missed the 1948 Summer Olympics. 63 competitors, 54 men and 9 women, took part in 34 events in 8 sports.[1]

Bulgaria at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg
IOC codeBUL
NOCBulgarian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.bgolympic.org (in Bulgarian and English)
in Helsinki
Competitors63 in 8 sports
Flag bearer Boris Nikolov
Medals
Ranked 40th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Bronze Boris Nikolov Boxing Men's Middleweight 1 August

AthleticsEdit

BasketballEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Soviet Union 3 3 0 192 143 +49 6
  Bulgaria 3 2 1 163 182 −19 5
  Mexico 3 1 2 172 171 +1 4
  Finland 3 0 3 147 178 −31 3
Bulgaria   46–74   Soviet Union
Mexico   44–52   Bulgaria
Finland   64–65   Bulgaria

QuarterfinalsEdit

The top two teams in each quarterfinals advanced to the semifinals. The other two teams in each quarterfinals played in the fifth through eighth place classification.

Quarterfinals group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Uruguay 3 2 1 194 187 +7 5
  Argentina 3 2 1 226 174 +52 5
  Bulgaria 3 1 2 177 220 −43 4
  France 3 1 2 178 194 −16 4
Bulgaria   56–100   Argentina
Bulgaria   54–62   Uruguay
France   58–67   Bulgaria

Classification MatchesEdit

5-8th place matchEdit

Bulgaria   53–60   Chile

7th place matchEdit

France   44–58   Bulgaria

BoxingEdit

CyclingEdit

Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)

EquestrianEdit

FootballEdit

Preliminary round results
Soviet Union  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Bulgaria
Bobrov   100'
Trofimov   104'
Report Kolev   95'
Attendance: 10,637
Referee: Istvan Zsolt (HUN)

  BulgariaEdit

Head coach: Krum Milev

Pos. Player DoB Age Caps Club Tournament
games
Tournament
goals
Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on Cards
yellow/red
DF Boris Apostolov 20 January 1925 ?   Spartak Sofia
FW Petar Argirov 19 February 1923 ?   Lokomotiv Sofia
MF Stefan Bozhkov 20 September 1923 28 ?   CSKA Sofia
MF Todor Diev 28 September 1934 17 ?   Spartak Plovdiv
Georgi Eftimov 24 March 1931 21 ?
FW Ivan Kolev 1 November 1930 21 ?   CSKA Sofia
DF Manol Manolov 22 October 1926 25 ?   CSKA Sofia
FW Dimitar Milanov 18 October 1928 23 ?   CSKA Sofia
FW Panayot Panayotov 30 December 1930 21 ?   CSKA Sofia
GK Apostol Sokolov 23 October 1917 34 ?   Spartak Sofia
FW Stefan Stefanov 14 June 1924 28 ?   CSKA Sofia
Dimitar Stoyanov 18 October 1927 24 ?
MF Gavril Stoyanov 9 July 1929 23 ?   CSKA Sofia
FW Krum Yanev 9 January 1929 23 ?   CSKA Sofia

GymnasticsEdit

ShootingEdit

Six shooters represented Bulgaria in 1952.

Men
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Ivan Ivanov Trap 182 16
Georgi Keranov 25 m rapid fire pistol 561 17
Nikolay Khristozov 50 m pistol 500 41
Stoyan Popov 50 m pistol 517 26
Khristo Shopov Trap 168 30
Todor Stanchev 25 m rapid fire pistol 552 25

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bulgaria at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2015.

External linksEdit