Excellent performance for Bulgaria at the European Taekwondo Do in Greece – Fighting – Other
27 medals (4 gold, 8 silver and 15) were achieved by the Bulgarian taekwondo fighters at the European ITF Championship in Greece, which was for boys, girls, men and women in all disciplines. The winners ranked 5th on our page in the final ranking of 25 countries. Our successful performance on the island of Crete is due to the three-week camp, which ours held in Blagoevgrad under the leadership of head coach Todor Kozladerov.
“For me and for the assistant coach Amalia Kolevato won and the European Championship was very good, there are facts that the pandemic has not officially participated in the international competition for a long time. Each of the Bulgarian teams gave the maximum of their opportunities, but the competition was extremely strong in all categories and disciplines. The most important thing is that we came back healthy and without injuries. The training in the clubs and the daily work continues “, shared Todor Kozladerov.
Here are the names of all the winners for Bulgaria from the European Championship:
Kiril Iliev (sparring) men – cat. 52kg, Petar Mihajlovic (sparring) men up to 92kg, Yordan Staev (individual strength test), Tsvetelina Georgieva- (girls younger than 14-15 years old up to 65kg)
Ivan Georgiev (team strength test), Nelly Todorova (sparring children -45 kg), Team (sparring) – men, Lubomir Bakalski (sparring) up to 71 kg, Kristiana Todorova- (Individual sparring girls-junior up to 65 kg.), Yordan Staev (Team strength test – men), Deni Velev (sparring – men up to 85 kg), Vasilena Yordanova, Lyubomir Bakalski and Deni Velev (team – self-defense)
Katrin Genkova (sparring – women up to 62 kg.), Bozhidar Mikhailovich (team sparring juniors 16-17 years), Lilia Mitreva (girls senior age up to 64 kg), Abedin Mehmedov (sparring juniors senior age up to 69, team sparring juniors senior age and self-defense Total 3 awards, Feray Alieva Ahmedova (girls self-defense), Ekaterina Ivanova (senior age up to 52 kg), Katerina Beycheva (individual, strength test), Lia Katerova, Plamena Dragolova, Katerina Beycheva (team, strength test – women), Lyubka Nikola Petrova (sparring girls up to 70 kg), Ivan Kirilov, Kaloyan Lechev, Kristian Borisov, Kristian Petrov (team self-defense, juniors), Kristian Borisov, Ivan Kirilov, Kaloyan Lechev, Martin Velkov, Hristofor Nikolov, Jordan Yordanov (team – sparring – juniors), Nikola Nikolov (individually special equipment – men), Teodora Veselinova (sparring, girls up to 60 kg)
The President of the Federation Mario Bogdanov also commented and praised Bulgaria’s performance in the European Championship.
“I am just happy to see it. Everyone can be good and successful, but the reality is. 27 medals is a serious achievement and we must evaluate more than positive. We will continue to be active with the clubs and work in our country in order to have even more success in international competitions “, concluded Mario Bogdanov.
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