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Bulgaria at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Bulgaria was represented by 72 athletes at the 2008 Summer Olympics, held in Beijing, People's Republic of China.

Bulgaria at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Bulgaria.svg
IOC codeBUL
NOCBulgarian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.bgolympic.org (in Bulgarian) ‹See Tfd›(in English)
in Beijing
Competitors72 in 16 sports
Flag bearer Petar Stoychev (opening)
Matey Kaziyski (closing)
Medals
Ranked 42nd
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Contents

MedalistsEdit

ArcheryEdit

The country has allocated one spot in the men's individual event. Daniel Pavlov qualified at the 2007 World Championships.[1]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Daniel Pavlov Men's individual 618 59   Tsyrempilov (RUS) (6)
L 102–112
Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Desislav Gunev 100 m 10.66 6 Did not advance
200 m 21.55 6 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Nikolay Atanasov Long jump 7.54 35 Did not advance
Spas Bukhalov Pole vault 5.45 =25 Did not advance
Iliyan Efremov NM Did not advance
Georgi Ivanov Shot put NM Did not advance
Momchil Karailiev Triple jump 17.12 11 Q 16.48 11
Kolyo Neshev Javelin throw 66.00 36 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Inna Eftimova 100 m 11.67 4 Did not advance
200 m 23.50 5 Q 23.48 8 Did not advance
Tsvetelina Kirilova 400 m hurdles 55.22 3 Q N/A 55.97 8 Did not advance
Ivet Lalova 100 m 11.33 1 Q 11.40 3 Q 11.51 7 Did not advance
200 m 23.13 5 Q 23.15 4 Did not advance
Tezdzhan Naimova 100 m 11.70 5 Did not advance
Dobrinka Shalamanova 3000 m steeplechase DNF N/A Did not advance
Daniela Yordanova 1500 m Withdrew for failing the drug test*

* On 13 June 2008, Daniela Yordanova was tested positive for testosterone in an out-of-competition doping test in Sofia.[2]

Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Gita Dodova Triple jump 13.53 25 Did not advance
Venera Getova Discus throw 54.00 34 Did not advance
Rumyana Karapetrova Javelin throw 40.15 52 Did not advance

BadmintonEdit

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Petya Nedelcheva Women's singles   Persson (SWE)
W 21–10, 21–10
  Hosny (EGY)
W 21–7, 21–4
  Wong M C (MAS)
L 16–21, 8–21
Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Bulgaria had qualified two boxers for the Olympics: Boris Georgiev, light welterweight, European gold medalist in 2006 and Olympic bronze medalist from Athens 2004 and Kubrat Pulev, super heavyweight, bronze world medalist in 2005 and bronze European medalist in 2006

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Boris Georgiev Light welterweight   Molina (USA)
W 14–1
  Mönkh-Erdene (MGL)
L 3–10
Did not advance
Kubrat Pulev Super heavyweight N/A   Rivas (COL)
L 5–11
Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Adnan Aliev
Deyan Georgiev
Men's C-2 500 m 1:43.428 5 QS 1:42.891 2 Q 1:43.971 7
Men's C-2 1000 m 3:54.111 6 QS 3:45.019 4 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: QS = Qualify to semi-final; QF = Qualify directly to final

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Danail Petrov Men's road race Did not finish
Evgeniy Gerganov Did not finish

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Yordan Yovchev Rings N/A 16.275 N/A 16.275 2 Q N/A 15.525 N/A 15.525 8
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Nikolina Tankusheva All-around 12.850 13.850 12.700 12.075 51.475 61 Did not advance

RhythmicEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Rope Hoop Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Rope Hoop Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Elizabeth Paisieva Individual 16.175 16.400 16.200 14.525 63.300 19 Did not advance
Simona Peycheva 16.900 17.125 16.475 16.675 67.175 9 Q 15.975 16.975 16.775 15.750 65.475 10
Athlete Event Qualification Final
5 ropes 3 hoops
2 clubs
Total Rank 5 ropes 3 hoops
2 clubs
Total Rank
Tsveta Kuseva
Yolita Manolova
Zornitsa Marinova
Maya Paunovska
Yoanna Tancheva
Tatyana Tongova
Team 16.825 16.875 33.700 5 Q 16.750 16.800 33.550 5

RowingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ivo Yanakiev
Martin Yanakiev
Double sculls 6:45.03 4 R 6:24.70 3 SA/B 6:26.62 4 FB 6:45.91 10
Women
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Rumyana Neykova Single sculls 7:56.07 1 QF 7:22.37 1 SA/B 7:33.29 2 FA 7:22.34  

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

SailingEdit

Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Irina Konstantinova-Bontemps RS:X 18 8 8 15 18 17 10 10 2 13 EL 101 12

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race; CAN = Race cancelled

ShootingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Tanyu Kiryakov 10 m air pistol 580 10 Did not advance
50 m pistol 562 7 Q 656.8 6
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Desislava Balabanova 10 m air rifle 393 26 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 574 28 Did not advance
Mariya Grozdeva 10 m air pistol 382 11 Did not advance
25 m pistol 583 5 Q 786.6 5
Irena Tanova 10 m air pistol 377 32 Did not advance
25 m pistol 289 37 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mihail Alexandrov 100 m breaststroke 1:00.69 NR 14 Q 1:00.61 NR 11 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:11.94 NR 24 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:00.70 20 Did not advance
Georgi Palazov 100 m butterfly 55.25 60 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 2:01.84 39 Did not advance
Petar Stoychev 1500 m freestyle 15:28.84 30 N/A Did not advance
10 km open water N/A 1:52:09.1 6
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Nina Rangelova 200 m freestyle 2:00.66 NR 30 Did not advance

TennisEdit

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Tsvetana Pironkova Women's singles   Domachowska (POL)
W 6–3, 6–4
  Cibulková (SVK)
L 2–6, 2–6
Did not advance

VolleyballEdit

Men's indoor tournamentEdit

Bulgaria's men's team qualified as bronze medalists from the 2007 FIVB Men's World Cup. The team won three of its group play matches, and advanced to the quarterfinals, where they lost to Russia. The team's final ranking in the tournament was tied for 5th place.

Roster

The following is the Bulgarian roster in the men's volleyball tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[3]

Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2008 club
1 Evgeni Ivanov 3 June 1974 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 351 cm (138 in) 340 cm (130 in)   Jastrzębski Węgiel
2 Hristo Tsvetanov 29 March 1978 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Budvanska Rivijera Budva
3 Andrey Zhekov 12 March 1980 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 326 cm (128 in)   Patron Patra
4 Boyan Yordanov 12 March 1983 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 358 cm (141 in) 335 cm (132 in)   Olympiacos
5 Krasimir Gaydarski 23 February 1983 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Olympiacos
6 Matey Kaziyski 23 September 1984 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 370 cm (150 in) 335 cm (132 in)   Trentino Volley
11 Vladimir Nikolov 3 October 1977 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 325 cm (128 in)   Trentino Volley
13 Teodor Salparov 16 August 1982 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 305 cm (120 in)   CSKA Sofia
14 Kostadin Stoykov 7 December 1977 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 349 cm (137 in) 329 cm (130 in)   VC Nova
15 Todor Aleksiev 21 April 1983 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 347 cm (137 in) 327 cm (129 in)   Levski Siconco
17 Plamen Konstantinov 14 June 1973 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Iraklis
18 Ivan Tasev 21 March 1967 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 334 cm (131 in) 316 cm (124 in)   CSKA Sofia
Group play
 
Pts Matches Points Sets
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   United States 10 5 0 460 371 1.240 15 4 3.750
2   Italy 9 4 1 439 401 1.095 13 6 2.167
3   Bulgaria 8 3 2 446 440 1.014 10 9 1.111
4   China 7 2 3 445 492 0.904 9 13 0.692
5   Venezuela 6 1 4 421 451 0.933 8 12 0.667
6   Japan 5 0 5 392 448 0.875 4 15 0.267

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8).

10 August 2008
20:00
Bulgaria   3–1   China
(25–20, 25–21, 26–28, 25–19)
result statistics
Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,000
Referees: Laert Souza (BRA), Mitch Davidson (CAN)
12 August 2008
22:45
Japan   1–3   Bulgaria
(27–29, 25–23, 21–25, 19–25)
result statistics
Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 3,200
Referees: Mitch Davidson (CAN), Victor Rodriguez (PUR)
14 August 2008
22:30
Bulgaria   1–3   United States
(29–27, 21–25, 14–25, 24–26)
result statistics
Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 5,700
Referees: Laert Souza (BRA), Kun-Tae Kim (KOR)
16 August 2008
14:50
Italy   3–0   Bulgaria
(25–20, 25–21, 25–16)
result statistics
Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Umit Sokullu (TUR), Mohammad Shahmiri (IRI)
18 August 2008
10:00
Bulgaria   3–1   Venezuela
(23–25, 25–19, 25–16, 25–22)
result statistics
Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing
Attendance: 3,400
Referees: Mohammad Shahmiri (IRI), Laert Souza (BRA)
Quarterfinal
20 August 2008
10:00
Bulgaria   1–3   Russia
(25–20, 16–25, 22–25, 21–25)
result statistics
Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,500
Referees: Bela Hobor (HUN), Frans Loderus (NED)

WrestlingEdit

On 9 August 2008, Anatolie Guidea ruptured his Achilles' tendon and could not compete in the event. The Bulgarian Wrestling Federation has asked another Bulgarian wrestler, Ismail Redzhep, to replace Guidia, but he was involved in a car accident, prompting him not to compete.[4] Eventually, the freed spot was taken by Mike Zadick from the United States.[5]

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.

Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Radoslav Velikov −55 kg Bye   Cejudo (USA)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance Bye   Gochashvili (GEO)
W 3–1 PP
  Sevdimov (AZE)
W 3–1 PP
 
Serafim Barzakov −66 kg Bye   Jung Y-H (KOR)
W 3–1 PP
  Tushishvili (GEO)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 11
Kiril Terziev −74 kg Bye   Jokar (IRI)
W 3–1 PP
  Gitinov (KGZ)
W 5–0 VT
  Saitiev (RUS)
L 0–5 VT
Bye   Fundora (CUB)
W 5–0 VT
 
Bozhidar Boyadzhiev −120 kg   Akhmedov (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance   Masoumi (IRI)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 13
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Venelin Venkov −55 kg   Sourian (IRI)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance 17
Armen Nazaryan −60 kg   Bedinadze (GEO)
W 3–1 PP
  Sasamoto (JPN)
W 3–1 PP
  Rahimov (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance Bye   Sheng J (CHN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 7
Nikolay Gergov −66 kg Bye   Eroğlu (TUR)
W 3–1 PP
  Kovalenko (RUS)
W 3–1 PP
  Begaliev (KGZ)
L 1–3 PP
Bye   Vardanyan (UKR)
L 1–3 PP
5
Yavor Yanakiev −74 kg Bye   Chang Yx (CHN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance Bye   Barrera (PER)
W 3–0 PO
  Mikhalovich (BLR)
W 3–1 PP
 
Kaloyan Dinchev −96 kg Bye   Švec (CZE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 14
Ivan Ivanov −120 kg Bye   Szczepaniak (FRA)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 13
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Elina Vaseva −63 kg Bye   Dunn (GUM)
W 3–0 PO
  Kartashova (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance Bye   Shalygina (KAZ)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 7
Stanka Zlateva −72 kg N/A   Akuffo (CAN)
W 3–0 PO
  Unda (ESP)
W 3–1 PP
  Wieszczek (POL)
W 3–0 PO
Bye   Wang J (CHN)
L 0–5 VT
 

Weightlifting controversyEdit

The Bulgarian Olympic Committee initially selected a team of 8 athletes, 6 men and 2 women, for weightlifting, but decided to withdraw its entire weightlifting delegation to the games, after its athletes had been tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid substance.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FITA Olympic Qualification - Men
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/athletics/7564507.stm
  3. ^ "Bulgaria men's volleyball team roster". Beijing 2008. FIVB. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Bulgaria Olympic Wrestling Team Stricken by Bad Karma", novinite.com, 10 August 2008.
  5. ^ "Zadick added to freestyle wrestling field", Sports Illustrated, 17 August 2008.
  6. ^ "Bulgaria men, women teams withdraw from Olympics" Archived August 22, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, AFP, 28 June 2008.