Bulgaria at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Bulgaria competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events).

Bulgaria at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg
IOC codeBUL
NOCBulgarian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.bgolympic.org (in Bulgarian and English)
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors28 in 6 sports
Medals
Ranked 19th
Gold
1
Silver
3
Bronze
1
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

BasketballEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group CEdit

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
  Uruguay 6 3 3 0 238 187
  Bulgaria 5 3 2 1 242 199
  Formosa 4 3 1 2 216 249
  South Korea 3 3 0 3 194 255
Uruguay   70,   Bulgaria 65
Scoring by half: 38–35, 32–30
Bulgaria   89,   South Korea 58
Scoring by half: 47–33, 42–25
Formosa   71,   Bulgaria 88
Scoring by half: 35–47, 36–41

QuarterfinalEdit

Group BEdit

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
  United States 6 3 3 0 283 150
  Soviet Union 5 3 2 1 208 209
  Bulgaria 4 3 1 2 182 224
  Brazil 3 3 0 3 192 282
Bulgaria   44,   United States 85
Scoring by half: 19–48, 25–37
Bulgaria   56,   Soviet Union 66
Scoring by half: 32–37, 24–29
Bulgaria   82,   Brazil 73
Scoring by half: 38–36, 44–37

Classification playoffsEdit

Bulgaria   80,   Philippines 70

5th place matchEdit

Bulgaria   64,   Brazil 52

BoxingEdit

FootballEdit

First roundEdit

Bulgaria  w/o 1  Egypt

QuarterfinalsEdit

Bulgaria  6–1  Great Britain
Dimitrov   6'
Kolev   40'   85'
Milanov   45'   75'   80'
Report Lewis   30'
Attendance: 6,748
Referee: Wright (AUS)

SemifinalsEdit

Soviet Union  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Bulgaria
Streltsov   112'
Tatushin   116'
Report Kolev   95'
Attendance: 21,079
Referee: R.H. Mann (GBR)

Bronze Medal matchEdit

Bulgaria  3–0  India
Diev   37'   60'
Milanov   42'
Report
Attendance: 21,236
Referee: Latyshev (USSR)

GymnasticsEdit

WeightliftingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Military press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ivan Abadzhiev 75 kg 102.5 15 117.5 2 137.5 6 357.5 7
Ivan Veselinov 90 kg 132.5 4 120 6 155 5 407.5 5

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit