Figures of Plovdiv

Figures of Plovdiv

Stoyan Deltchev (born 03.08.1959)

Stoyan Deltchev (born 03.08.1959)

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Artistic Gymnastics Olympic and European champion, born in Plovdiv in 1959. He became the 1977 European champion in horizontal bar, in Vilnus, Lithuania; was the third in pommel horse and horizontal bar in Strasburg 1978; the absolute European champion and floor exercises European champion in Essen, germany, 1979; gold medalist in floor exercises and third place in the World Cup competition, Tokyo, 1979. Olympic champion in horizontal bar from the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games.

He is the most famous BG gymnast; two new elements in the competiotion gymnastics programs have been named after him. He was appointed the BG gymnast of 20th century, followed by Jordan Jovchev and Kalofer Hristozov.

Stoyan Deltchev is currently living in the USA - in Rheno, Nevada. He is a gymnastics coach at his own club called "Delchev Gymnastics Academy".

Alexander Bogoridi, Knjaz (1822 - 1910)
Knjaz Alexander Bogoridi - man of law, statesman. Son of probably the most influential person after the Sultan in the Ottoman Empire - Knjaz Stefan Bogoridi (called Stefanaki Bey). Alexander B...
Karel Skorpil  (1859-1944)
Karel Skorpil (1859-1944)
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Czech by origin. Also known under the spelling of Schkorpil (pronounced Sh-korpil). Teacher, archaeologist; museum founder. Spent some time as a teacher of Maths...
Dusho Hadjidekov (around 1827 - 1878)
Eminent trader, public figure, donor; participant in the national liberation movement. He himself funded the construction of the old building of St Trinity School in Plovdiv, and later became its p...
Nedko Donchev Kableshkov (1867 - 1964)
Eminent man of law, journalist and public figure, Nedko Kableshkov is the pioneer of donating in Plovdiv. In 1949 he made a large donation of e...
Nikolay Galov (1943-1993)
Nikolay Galov (1943-1993)
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Nikolai Galov, also popular by the nickname “The colleague Galov", was born on July 5, 1943 in Plovdiv.  He died on Jule 9, 1993, in that same city...
Lyuben Grois (1934 - 1982)
Lyuben Grois (1934 - 1982)
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“Labor is the high price of my freedom” - That thought belongs to the great Bulgarian theatre director, Lyuben Grois, and is taken from his two-volume book of “archives”, released 20 years...
Nikolay Haitov (1919 - 2002)
Nikolay Haitov (1919 - 2002)
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Academician. One of the best Bulgarian writers. Born in the Rhodope Mountain village of Yavrovo. Author of many novels and short stories. Screenplay-writer of wonderful films (Koziat Rog, i.e. Goat...
Stefka Blagoeva (1938-2000)
Stefka Blagoeva (1938-2000)
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Stefka Blagoeva was the founder and main conductor of the Plovdiv Boys’ Choir in 1975. During her conduct the Choir participated in a large number of music festivals all over Bulgaria and Europ...
Lucien Schevalas (1840 - 1921)
Lucien Schevalas (1840 - 1921)
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Lucien Schevalas was born in Obonne, Switzerland. Swiss park designer, gardener of royalties. He graduated from the Forestry Institute in Paris. \r\nHe came to Bulgaria afte...
Alexander Banderov (born 1933-2007)
The poet Alexander Banderov has long worked as a journalist (he has been awarded the Gold Pen Award of the Bulgarian Journalists Union), and later was an editor...