Judo in Bulgaria

Judo in Bulgaria in on the way back with good results by young judoka Denislav Ivanov who won the world title in 2015. Betina Temelkova and Tsvetelina Tsvetanova won bronze medals at World Cadet Championships. Best judoka of Bulgaria is Ivaylo Ivanov who finished 7th at the Olympic Games in Rio. Georgi Georgiev won Olympic bronze in 2004. Dimitar Zapryanov and Ilyan Nedkov won Olympic medals in Moscow 1980. Georghi Petrov was a good judoka in the eighties winning World medals. The most important event is the Judo European Open in Sofia. The 2018 Junior European Championships were held in Sofia.

Judo legends B S G

  • Dimitar Zapryanov
  • 230
  • Georghi Petrov
  • 211
  • Tsvetana Bozhilova
  • 710
  • Georgi Georgiev
  • 400
  • Yanislav Gerchev
  • 020

Dimitar Zapryanov - Super star

Ivaylo Ivanov - Idol

Last 365 days of judo B S G

  • Ivaylo Ivanov
  • 022
  • Ivelina Ilieva
  • 200
  • Yanislav Gerchev
  • 100
  • Daniel Dichev
  • 100

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Last results

Judo event Type Place Date
European Open SofiaWCupSofia2 Feb 2019
Bulgarian U18 Championships SofiaNCadetSofia27 Jan 2019
European Junior Mixed Team SofiaEChJTSofia16 Sep 2018
Junior European Championships SofiaEChJunSofia13 Sep 2018
Bulgarian Championships SofiaNCSofia18 Mar 2018


Name Birthdate Age
Nikolay Velichkov27 May 199425 years
Stoyan Nedelchev28 May 198633 years
Iakim Rankov28 May 197148 years
Vesselina Genova28 May 197049 years
Ivan Bishkarov29 May 199722 years