Bulgarian Figure Skating Championships

The Bulgarian Figure Skating Championships are the figure skating national championship held annually to determine the national champions of Bulgaria. Skaters compete in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, and ice dancing, although not every discipline is held every year due to a lack of participants. The event is organized by the Bulgarian Skating Federation.

HistoryEdit

Bulgaria's national governing body was established on 16 September 1949 and initially included ice hockey.[1] The first Bulgarian figure skaters to compete internationally were Aleksandr Penchev, at the 1966 Winter Universiade, and Emil Dimitrov, at the 1966 Prague Skate.[2] Bulgaria joined the International Skating Union in 1967.[3]

Evelina Panova competed at the inaugural World Junior Championships (1976).[1] Over the next seven years Bulgaria debuted at the European Championships in three disciplines — Margarita Dimitrova in ladies' singles (1979), Boyko Aleksiev in men's singles (1980), Hristina Boyanova / Yavor Ivanov in ice dancing (1983). In 1984, Boyanova/Ivanov became the first figure skaters to represent Bulgaria at the Olympics. A year later, figure skating and ice hockey split into separate federations.[2]

Senior medalistsEdit

MenEdit

Senior men
Season Location Gold Silver Bronze Details
1954 Ivan Hristov
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960 Ivan Hristov
1961 Todor Barzov
1962 Borislav Vandov
1963 Dimitar Stefanov
1964 Borislav Vandov
1965 Alexander Penchev
1966 Alexander Penchev
1967 Emil Dimitrov
1968 Alexander Penchev
1969 Nikolai Ianev
1970 Volodya Kanev
1971 Nikolai Ianev
1972 Volodya Kanev
1973 Volodya Kanev
1974 Volodya Kanev
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979 Boyko Aleksiev
1980 Boyko Aleksiev
1981 Boyko Aleksiev
1982 Atanas Stoyanov
1983
1984 Boyko Aleksiev
1985 Boyko Aleksiev
1986 Boyko Aleksiev
1987 Boyko Aleksiev
1988 Alexander Mladenov
1989 Alexander Mladenov
1990 Alexander Mladenov
1991 Hristo Turlakov
1992 Hristo Turlakov
1993 Sofia Ivan Dinev
1993–94 Sofia Ivan Dinev Hristo Turlakov
1994–95 Sofia Ivan Dinev Hristo Turlakov
1995–96 Sofia Ivan Dinev Hristo Turlakov
1996–97 Sofia Ivan Dinev Hristo Turlakov
1997–98 Ivan Dinev Hristo Turlakov Naiden Borichev
1998–99 Ivan Dinev Hristo Turlakov Naiden Borichev
1999–2000 Ivan Dinev Hristo Turlakov Naiden Borichev
2000–01 Ivan Dinev Hristo Turlakov Naiden Borichev
2001–02 Sofia Ivan Dinev Hristo Turlakov Naiden Borichev
2002–03 Ivan Dinev Hristo Turlakov Naiden Borichev
2003–04 Ivan Dinev Naiden Borichev Hristo Turlakov
2004–05 Ivan Dinev Naiden Borichev Georgi Kenchadze
2005–06 Ivan Dinev Georgi Kenchadze Ivan Dimitrov
2006–07 Naiden Borichev Georgi Kenchadze No other competitors
2007–08 Sofia Naiden Borichev No other competitors
2008–09 Georgi Kenchadze No other competitors
2009–10 Sofia Georgi Kenchadze No other competitors
2010–11
2011–12 Manol Atanassov No other competitors
2012–13 Manol Atanassov
2013–14 Sofia Yasen Petkov Pavel Savinov No other competitors [4]
2014–15 Sofia Ivo Gatovski No other competitors [5]

LadiesEdit

Senior ladies
Season Location Gold Silver Bronze Details
1954 Maria Stolarova
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960 Lyubka Tomova
1961 Lyubka Tomova
1962 Evgenia Nikolova
1963 Evgenia Nikolova
1964 Evgenia Nikolova
1965 Evgenia Nikolova
1966 Evgenia Nikolova
1967 Evgenia Nikolova
1968 Emilia Kamenova
1969 Emilia Kamenova
1970 Emilia Kamenova
1971 Emilia Kamenova
1972 Eva Drumeva
1973 Eva Drumeva
1974 Ludmila Plaharova
1975 Ludmila Plaharova
1976 Ludmila Plaharova
1977 Tsvetanka Alexandrova
1978 Margarita Dimitrova
1979 Margarita Dimitrova
1980 Margarita Dimitrova
1981 Tsvetanka Alexandrova
1982 Tsvetanka Alexandrova
1983 Tsvetanka Alexandrova
1984 Svetla Staneva
1985 Petya Gavazova
1986 Biliana Vladimirova
1987 Svetla Staneva
1988 Asia Aleksieva
1989 Tsvetelina Yankova
1990 Milena Marinovich
1991 Viktoria Dimitrova
1992 Viktoria Dimitrova
1993 Sofia Viktoria Dimitrova
1994 Sofia Tsvetelina Yankova
1995 Sofia Sofia Penkova
1996 Sofia Sofia Penkova
1996–97 Sofia Sofia Penkova
1997–98 Sofia Penkova
1998–99 Anna Dimova Sonia Radeva
1999–2000 Hristina Vassileva
2000–01 Hristina Vassileva Sonia Radeva Nina Ivanova
2001–02 Sofia Hristina Vassileva Sonia Radeva
2002–03 Hristina Vassileva Sonia Radeva Nina Ivanova
2003–04 Sonia Radeva Hristina Vassileva Lilia Dimitrova
2004–05 Sonia Radeva Hristina Vassileva Nina Ivanova
2005–06 Sonia Radeva Hristina Vassileva Manuela Stanukova
2006–07 Sonia Radeva Hristina Vassileva No other competitors
2007–08 Sofia Sonia Radeva Hristina Vassileva No other Bulgarian competitors
2008–09 Sonia Radeva Hristina Vassileva Manuela Stanukova
2009–10 Sofia Sonia Radeva Daniela Paskaleva Hristina Vassileva
2010–11
2011–12
2012–13
2013–14 Sofia Anna Afonkina Daniela Stoeva No other competitors [4]
2014–15 Sofia Daniela Stoeva No other competitors [5]

PairsEdit

Senior pairs
Season Location Gold Silver Bronze Details
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993 Sofia
1994 Sofia
1995 Sofia
1996 Sofia
1997 Sofia N. Vlahova / A. Korchuchanov
1998
1999
2000
2001
2001–02 Sofia No pairs competition
2002–03 Rumiana Spassova / Stanimir Todorov No other competitors
2003–04 Rumiana Spassova / Stanimir Todorov No other competitors
2004–05 Rumiana Spassova / Stanimir Todorov No other competitors
2005–06 Rumiana Spassova / Stanimir Todorov No other competitors
2006–07 Nina Ivanova / Leri Kenchadze No other competitors
2007–08 Sofia No pairs competition
2008–09 Nina Ivanova / Filip Zalevski No other competitors
2009–10 Sofia Nina Ivanova / Filip Zalevski Alexandra Goncharuk / Leri Kenchadze No other competitors
2010–11
2011–12
2012–13
2013–14 Sofia Elizaveta Makarova / Leri Kenchadze No other competitors [4]
2014–15 Sofia Elizaveta Makarova / Leri Kenchadze No other competitors [5]

Ice danceEdit

Senior ice dancing
Season Location Gold Silver Bronze Details
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968 E. Nikolova / G. Velchev
1969 E. Nikolova / G. Velchev
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1979–80 Hristina Boyanova / Yavor Ivanov
1980–81
1981–82
1982–83 Hristina Boyanova / Yavor Ivanov
1983–84
1984–85 Hristina Boyanova / Yavor Ivanov
1985–86 Hristina Boyanova / Yavor Ivanov (figure skater)Yavor Ivanov
1986–87 Hristina Boyanova / Yavor Ivanov
1987–88 A. Raykova / P. Dimitrov
1988–89 Petya Gavazova / Nikolay Tonev
1989–90 Petya Gavazova / Nikolay Tonev
1990–91 Maria Hadjiiska / Hristo Nikolov
1991–92 Albena Denkova / Hristo Nikolov
1992–93 Sofia Albena Denkova / Hristo Nikolov
1993–94 Sofia
1994–95 Sofia D. Aleksandrova / R. Yordanov
1995–96 Sofia D. Ivanova / R. Yordanov
1996–97 Sofia Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski
1997–98 Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski
1998–99 Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski
1999–2000 Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski
2000–01 Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski
2001–02 Sofia Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski Ina Demireva / Tsvetan Georgiev No other competitors
2002–03 Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski Ina Demireva / Tsvetan Georgiev No other competitors
2003–04 Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski No other competitors
2004–05 Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski No other competitors
2005–06 Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski Ina Demireva / Juri Kurakin Lora Semova / Dimitar Lichev
2006–07 Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski No other competitors
2007–08 Sofia No ice dance competition
2008–09 Ina Demireva / Juri Kurakin No other competitors
2009–10 Sofia No ice dance competition
2010–11
2011–12
2012–13
No senior ice dancing event: 2013–14,[4] 2014–15[5]

Junior medalistsEdit

MenEdit

Junior men
Season Location Gold Silver Bronze Details
No junior men's event: 2013–14,[4] 2014–15[5]

LadiesEdit

Junior ladies
Season Location Gold Silver Bronze Details
2013–14 Sofia Aleksandra Feygin Paolina Popova Monika Yordanova [4]
2014–15 Sofia Aleksandra Feygin Teodora Markova Simona Arnaudova [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Bulgarian Skating Federation Celebrated its 50th Jubilee". Bulgarian Skating Federation. September 2001. Archived from the original on 30 September 2008.
  2. ^ a b "История на фигурното пързаляне в България" [History of figure skating in Bulgaria] (in Bulgarian). allsports.bg. 7 March 2010. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Bulgarian Skating Federation". International Skating Union.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Results: 2013–14 season". Bulgarian Skating Federation. 22 December 2013. Archived from the original on 25 December 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Results: 2014–15 season". Bulgarian Skating Federation. 21 December 2014. Archived from the original on 25 December 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  • various ISU biographies

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