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Bulgaria at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Bulgaria is scheduled to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo from 24 July to 9 August 2020. Bulgarian athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympics since 1924, except for three different occasions: the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, and the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles because of the worldwide Great Depression, Bulgaria’s actions in the World War II and the Soviet boycott, respectively.

Bulgaria at the
2020 Summer Olympics
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NOCBulgarian Olympic Committee (in Bulgarian) (in English)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors8 in 3 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)



Bulgaria qualified a squad of rhythmic gymnasts for the group all-around by virtue of a top-three finish at the 2018 World Championships in Sofia.[1]

Athletes Event Qualification Final
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Bulgarian shooters achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2018 ISSF World Championships, the 2019 ISSF World Cup series, European Championships or Games, and European Qualifying Tournament, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by May 31, 2020.[2]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
  Women's 25 m pistol


Bulgarian swimmers further achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[3][4]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Antani Ivanov Men's 200 m butterfly


  1. ^ "Russia claims Rhythmic Group All-around title". FIG. 15 September 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". ISSF. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.