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Ivailo Marinov (Bulgarian: Ивайло Маринов; born 13 July 1960 in Varna, also known as Ismail Mustafov, Ismail Huseinov or Ivailo Khristov) is a Bulgarian boxer of Turkish ancestry, who won the bronze medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in light flyweight, and the gold medal in the same category at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Ivailo Marinov
Medal record
Representing  Bulgaria
Men's Boxing
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Light Flyweight
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Moscow Light Flyweight
World Amateur Championships
Gold medal – first place 1982 Munich Light Flyweight
European Amateur Championships
Gold medal – first place 1981 Tampere Light Flyweight
Gold medal – first place 1983 Varna Light Flyweight
Gold medal – first place 1989 Athens Light Flyweight
Gold medal – first place 1991 Gothenburg Light Flyweight
Silver medal – second place 1985 Budapest Light Flyweight
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1981 Montreal Light Flyweight

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NameEdit

Throughout his career, he competed under several different names. Various references provide different and often contradicting information[citation needed] about his exact birth name and what name he used in which competition. The majority of the sources however seem to suggest, that his original name was Ismail Mustafov, Ismail Huseinov or Ismail Mustafov-Huseinov, and his name was forcibly changed to Ivailo Marinov, Ivailo Khristov or Ivailo Marinov-Khristov under the Zhivkov regime.

Amateur careerEdit

Besides his olympics results, Marinov also won the gold medal at the World Championship in 1982.

Marinov also won four gold medals in the European Boxing Championships in 1981, 1983, 1989 and 1991 and a silver medal in 1985.

1980 Olympic resultsEdit

Below is the record of Ivailo Marinov, a Bulgarian light flyweight boxer who competed at the 1980 Moscow Olympics:

  • Round of 32: bye
  • Round of 16: Defeated Gerard Hawkins (Great Britain) by decision, 5-0
  • Quarterfinal: Defeated Ahmed Siad (Algeria) by decision, 5-0
  • Semifinal: Lost to Hipolito Ramos (Cuba) by decision, 1-4 (was awarded bronze medal)

1988 Olympic resultsEdit

Below is the record of Ivailo Marinov, a Bulgarian light flyweight boxer who competed at the 1988 Seoul, Olympics:

HonorsEdit

He was picked as Bulgaria's No. 1 Boxer of the 20th Century in a survey conducted by the Bulgarian Association of Boxing Journalists.[1]

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