Valentin Raychev

Valentin Raychev (Bulgarian: Валентин Райчев; born 20 September 1958) is a retired welterweight freestyle wrestler from Bulgaria. He won an Olympics gold medal in 1980 and silver medals at the world and European championships in 1981.[1][2]

Valentin Raychev
Valentin Raychev vs Jamtsyn Davaajav 1980.jpg
Raychev (bottom) at the 1980 Olympics
Personal information
Born20 September 1958 (1958-09-20) (age 62)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Height174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
SportFreestyle wrestling
ClubLevski Sofia


  1. ^ Raitchev, Valentin (BUL).
  2. ^ Valentin Raychev.