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Stoitzov Wins First Gold for Bulgaria at Weightlifting World Champs

Sports | September 21, 2007, Friday // 00:00| Views: 1826 | Comments: 6
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Ivan Stoitzov became the first Bulgarian to win gold at this year's world weightlifting championships in Thailand, storming to the top in the 77 kilograms category.

Stoitzov was sixth after the clean and jerk lift with 158 kilos, but was best in the snatch lift, winning with a total of 363 kilos.

His title win is the first weightlifting gold medal won by Bulgarian athletes since 2004, with Ivaylo Filev in the 62 kilograms category and Demir Demirev in the 69 kilograms category winning bronze in Thailand.

Bulgaria has traditionally been a force to be reckoned with in world weightlifting but over the last decade, the sport has been tarnished by numerous bans on athletes for doping, with Bulgaria seen as one of the worst offenders.
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#6
just me - 22 Sep 2007 // 17:23:49

hehe, wildthing.
The squads might be even worse! ;)

#5
wildthing - 22 Sep 2007 // 16:52:55

Just Me,
Kolega was talking about "Bulgarian squaDs", which is a different thing. ;-)

#4
plamenski - 21 Sep 2007 // 22:32:38

Creepy, the Bulgarian weightlifters use something called
Bulgarian Tribulus Terrestris extract
which is the most potent natural testosterone enhancing supplement.
Bulgarian Tribulus is a very rare herb
found only in a couple of farms in Bulgaria.

#3
just me - 21 Sep 2007 // 22:10:55

Kolega-
Squats? At YOUR age? You'll be hurt!! ;)

You might try the American method to build up your thighs instead. Two Big Mac's every day, ingested orally, supplemented by Krispy Kremes in the morning ...

jm
:)

#2
Kolega - 21 Sep 2007 // 20:53:47

My American trainer showed me the special type of "Bulgarian squads" for legs build up, before he knew that I was Bulgarian.
It was funny that he's been teaching those for years, but never met an actual Bulgarian before.

#1
CreepyS - 21 Sep 2007 // 19:57:42

Congratulations! With the miserable conditions and funding that our best sportswomen and sportsmen have, a gold medal from a world championship is a big achievment.

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