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20-10 Who are the most famous Bulgarian athletes of all times




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This article is from the Bulgaria FAQ, by Dragomir R. Radev radev@tune.cs.columbia.edu with numerous contributions by others.

20-10 Who are the most famous Bulgarian athletes of all times

(by Dragomir R. Radev)
I am accepting nominations for this entry.
So far (not in any specific order);

Georgi Asparuhov (Gundi) - football(soccer)
Dan Kolov - wrestling
Manuela Maleeva - tennis
Magdalena Maleeva - tennis
Katerina Maleeva - tennis
Stefka Kostadinova - track & field (high jump)
Yordanka Donkova - track & field (100 m hurdles)
Nurair Nurikyan - weightlifting
Stefan Botev - weightlifting
Antonio Krqstev - weightlifting
Naum Shalamanov (Naim Suleymanov) - weightlifting
Stefan Topurov - weightlifting
Hristo Markov - track & field (triple jump)
Tanya Bogomilova - swimming
Hristo Stoichkov - football(soccer)
Yordanka Hristova - track & field (discus)
Anelia Ralenkova - gymnastics
Iliana Raeva - gymnastics
Lili Ignatova - gymnastics
Petqr Georgiev - diving

...and a lot more

20-11 Who is Magdalena Maleeva?

(by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 31-Jul-1995

MAGDALENA MALEEVA

Birthdate April 1, 1975
Birthplace Sofia, Bulgaria
Residence Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 5'6" (1.68m)
Weight 109 lbs. (49kg)
Plays Righthanded
Turned Pro 1989
Coach Youlia Berberian
WTA Tour Singles Rank 7

1995 Review

Singles Record 19-8
Singles Titles 1
Prize Money $283,248

Career Highlights

Singles Titles 4
Doubles Titles 1
Prize Money $1,228,452

1994 Best Results

Winner Chicago
Finalist Hilton Head, Berlin
Semifinalist Tokyo, Amelia Island, Hamburg

Grand Slam History - Singles

                          Career Record 95  94  93  92 91  90
              Australian       9-5      1st 4th4th 1st 4th  -
              French Open      8-6      2nd 1st4th 3rd 1st 3rd
              U.S. Open        11-5      -  4th4th  QF 2nd 1st
              Wimbledon        4-5       -  2nd3rd 1st 1st 2nd

Year-End Ranks
                        1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
                         211   72   38   20   16   11

 

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