Bulgaria's Top Wrestler Suffers Surprise Defeat in Belgrade

Sports | March 9, 2012, Friday // 19:32
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Top Wrestler Suffers Surprise Defeat in Belgrade Stanka Zlateva was defeated 0:2 by Russian Natalya Vorobyova category after sensationally failing a score a single point. File photo

Five-time European champion Stanka Zlateva, who recently was down with a severe flu, has lost her first match in the wrestling championship in Belgrade.

Thus this will be the first major championship since 2004 that Bulgaria's top wrestler will head home without a medal.

Zlateva was defeated 0:2 by Russian Natalya Vorobyova in 72 kg category after sensationally failing a score a single point.

At the end of December Bulgaria's top female wrestler Stanka Zlateva has been named the country's best sports personality for 2011 for a second year in a row.

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