Nikolaj Pešalov

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Nikolaj Pešalov (Bulgarian: Николай Славев Пешалов, romanizedNikolay Slavev Peshalov; born on May 30, 1970) is an Bulgarian-born Croatian Olympic[1] and World former champion in weightlifting.

Nikolaj Pešalov
Personal information
Nationality Bulgaria
Born (1970-05-30) 30 May 1970 (age 50)
Vetren, Bulgaria
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Sport
Country Bulgaria (1989–1998)
 Croatia (1998–2004)
SportOlympic weightlifting
Nikolay Peshalov memorial plaque Pazardzhik.jpg

During his long and successful career, Pešalov was World champion eight times in various categories and disciplines, and broke several world records. His Olympic medals are split between Bulgaria (1992 and 1996) and Croatia (2000 and 2004). In 2000 he was granted Croatian citizenship, and he now holds besides Bulgarian, a Croatian passport. He resides in both Sofia (Bulgaria) and Split (Croatia).

Further achievementsEdit

  • Senior world champion (1990, 1993, 1994);
  • Silver medalist in Senior World Championships (1989 and 1998);
  • Bronze medalist in Senior World Championships (1995);
  • Senior European champion (1991–1995, 1997, 2000, 2001);
  • Silver medalist in Senior European Championships (1989, 1990, 2004);
  • Set five world records during career.

Major resultsEdit

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Olympic Games
1992   Barcelona, Spain 60 kg 132.5 137.5 137.5 2 162.5 162.5 167.5 2 305.0  
1996   Atlanta, United States 59 kg 132.5 132.5 137.5 3 162.5 162.5 165.0 4 302.5  
2000   Sydney, Australia 62 kg 145.0 150.0 150.0 1 175.0 185.0 - 1 325.0  
2004   Athens, Greece 69 kg 150.0 150.0 155.0 3 182.5 187.5 192.5 1 337.5  

Weightlifting career bestsEdit

World recordsEdit

unrecognized result (equalization of World Standard)
= equalization of world record
Discipline Result Date and place
clean and jerk -59kg 170kg May 1995., Warsaw
biathlon -62kg 325kg Apr 2000., Sofia
biathlon -62kg 325kg Sep 2000., Sydney

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Olympic.org. "Nikolai Peshalov bio". Retrieved 22 November 2018.