Figures of Plovdiv

Figures of Plovdiv

Asen Zlatev (born 1960)

Asen Zlatev (born 1960)

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Assen Zlatev was born on May 23, 1960, in the village of Tsarimir, Plovdiv Region. The reason for him to turn to the Vassil Levski Sports School in Plovdiv was probably the fact that he lost his father at the age of 10. His amazing sports career places him among the greatest sportsmen Bulgaria ever had. Weight Classes Assen Zlatev competed in: Middleweight (75KG), Light Heavyweight (82.5KG),

The 1980 Moscow Olympics happened to be the only one for him. Although the hard training for another three Olympic Games, circumstances got in his way- the BG team boycotted the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics; the BG team withdrew from participation in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, and at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics he got ill. Therefore he obtained just one title of Olympic Champion.  Medals from Summer Olympics and World Championships - altogether 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze; World Records - 13.

Honorary Citizen of Plovdiv (the year 2000).

Nacho the Culture - Atanas Krustev (1922 - 2003)
(the photo above - Nacho the Culture is the one on the right, with his friend, the famous director Krikor Azaryan)\r\nPlovdiv has recently lost one of its most eminent figures ...
Nedyalcho Todorov, Professor (born 1940)
Professor Nedyalcho Todorov was born in 1940 in Plovdiv. He graduated from the Plovdiv High School of Music, and then the Music State Conservatory in
Kostaki Peev (1843 - 1920)
Kostaki Peev (1843 - 1920)
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Kostaki Peev was an eminent public and business figure. He was tradesman, member of the of the Furriers Guild in Plovdiv. After the Liberation in 1878, he became the first elected Mayor of ...
Anton Bezenshek (15.04.1854 – 11.12.1915)
?nton Bezenshek  -  Slovenian pedagogue, stenographer, publicist; an eminent public figure. He came to Bulgaria after the Liberation (1878). He was the creator of Bulgarian stenography (...
Hristo Belobradov (1899 - 1975)
Hristo Belobradov (1899 - 1975)
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Hristo Kostov Belobradov was a teacher, school inspector, ardent supporter of education and of the blind people organization. He was born in the town of Etropole but he dedicated his whole life to ...
Emil Tchakarov (1948 - 1991)
Emil Tchakarov (1948 - 1991)
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"The conductor must set his mark on the orchestra".. - this is what Maestro Emil Chakarov used to say. June 29, 2004 he would have had his 56t...
Maria Neykova (1945 - 2002)
Maria Neykova (1945 - 2002)
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Composer, artist and singer - known as the girl with the guitar.Created over 250 songs, some of which sung by herself, others performed by famous BG pop stars. Author of film music. She is famous f...
Todor Dinov (24.07.1919 - 16.06.2004)
The fundamental (and only of its kind) history of world animation -Cartoons: One Hundre...
Veselin Nikolov (born 1938)
Veselin Nikolov (born 1938)
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Vesselin Nikolov was born in 1938 in Bourgass but his life has always been connected to Plovdivs musical culture. He received his Masters Degree at the University of...
Jordan Jovchev (also: Yordan Yovchev) (born 1973)
Born February 24th 1973 in Plovdiv. Gymnastics champion. \r\nEuropean champion in the all-events competition from Pathra 2002. Gold medalist in rings and silver medalist in the fl...