Two bronze medals won Bulgarian team at the 2nd World Deaf Wrestling Championships. The sports event was held in Armenian capital Yerevan 14-21 September.
Plamen Donchev (66 kg) and Ivan Angelov (74 kg) won the medals in the free style.
In his road to the bronze, Donchev defeated Aydin (Tur), but in the next round he lost from russian Zoktoev, who took the gold. In the next round bulgarian wrestler defeated the host representative - Saribekyan and earned the third place.
Angelov has a lucky lot for the first fight and continued to the next round without play. But in second he lost from Guzel (Tur), who took the silver medal in category. In the next fight Bulgarian athlete achieved to prevail over the danish Sepasgozar and also earned the third place. The gold was won from Daryani (Iran).
Bulgarian sports delegation and the medal holders Angelov (down left) and Donchev
The rest of Bulgarian wrestlers earned the following places - Angel Kremov (55 kg) - 7, Rusin Rusinov (60 kg) - 8, Angel Zenov (84 kg) - 7 and in the heaviest Goran Goranov (120 kg) - 5.
Rissia won the team ranking, following by Ireland and Turkey. Bulgarian team took 5th place.
In the Greco-Roman style our wrestlers did not reach to the medals and took the following places - Angel Kremov - 9, Plamen Donchev - 6, Ivan Angelov - 6, Angel Zenov - 7 and Goran Goranov - 7.
Bulgarians took 8th place in team competition. Champion is Ireland, following by Turkey and Ukraine.
Angelov is receiving congratulations for his bronze medal
4th EC Wrestling Bila Cerkva, Ukraine 16 - 23 September 2007
Kremov and Donchev won silver for Bulgaria
Bulgarian wrestlers Angel Kremov and Plamen Donchev won silver medals in the 4th European Wrestling Deaf Championships. This event was held 16-23 September in Bila Cerkva (Ukraine) and 11 countries took part in it.
Our successes came in free style, where Kremov took 2nd place in 55 kg after only one lost in the final from S. Nikolaev (Rus).
The other medalist Plamen Donchev (66 kg) lost the final from D. Guzel (Tur) and also took 2nd place.
In team competition Bulgaria took 7th place with 18 pts. Ukraine is on the 1st place with 61 pts, followed by Russia - 58 and Belarus - 47.