Prodan Gardzhev

Prodan Stoyanov Gardzhev (Bulgarian: Продан Стоянов Гарджев, 8 April 1936 – 5 July 2003) was a Bulgarian middleweight freestyle wrestler. He competed at the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Olympics and won a gold medal in 1964 and a bronze in 1968. Gardzhev held the world title in 1963 and 1966 and placed third in 1965.[1][2]

Prodan Gardzhev
Francisc Balla, Mansour Mehdizadeh, Prodan Gardzhev 1965.jpg
Gardzhev (right) at the 1965 World Championships
Personal information
Born8 April 1936
Rosenovo, Burgas Region, Bulgaria[1]
Died5 July 2003 (aged 67)
Burgas, Bulgaria
Height175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
SportFreestyle wrestling
ClubChernomorets Burgas


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Prodan Gardzhev". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.
  2. ^ Prodan Gardzhev.

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