Wrestler Zlateva Crowned Bulgaria Sports Personality 2011

Sports | December 20, 2011, Tuesday // 08:16
Bulgaria: Wrestler Zlateva Crowned Bulgaria Sports Personality 2011 Stanka Zlateva and her coach Simeon Shterev are pictured here celebrating her victory over Ohenewa Akuffo of Canada in the Women 72kg Final match during the World Wrestling Championships in Moscow, Russia, 10 September 2010. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Bulgaria's top female wrestler Stanka Zlateva has been named her country's best sports personality for a second year in a row.

Zlateva, who recently won her impressive fifth world title in female wrestling, was picked ahead of swimmer Petar Stoychev, while wrestler Elis Guri was declared third.

At the official awards ceremony that took place late on Monday in Sofia's National Palace of Culture, Zlateva's personal coach, Simeon Shterev, was named coach of the year.

Bulgaria's women's rhythmic gymnastics team, which won gold in the 3 ribbons/2 hoops discipline final at the World Championship in Montpellier, France, received the team of the year award.

Ruzhdi Ruzhdi was named best Bulgarian disabled athlete of 2011.

The bidders from among Bulgaria's most successful sports competitors, teams, and coaches, were picked by sports journalists from different Bulgarian media.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Sports » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: wrestling, wrestler, Stanka Zlateva, Petar Stoychev, elis guri, Simeon Shterev, sports

Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria