5th European Deaf Championships
Gergana Baramova won silver in Austria
       Gergana Baramova achieved a great success after she won silver medal at 5th European Badminton Deaf Championships in women single. The event was organized in Pressbaum (Austria), 26 August - 2 September 2006 with the participation of athletes from 20 countries.
       Gergana Baramova, who was seeded 6th, won 8 matches from total 11 and she lost only 3 of them. Bulgarian player outplayed 2nd seeded Russian Olga Gurina and she got ahead of only the gold winner and 1st seeded Cristina Dovidaitite (Lithuania).
Bulgarians In the team competition finished at 5th place with a win over France 4:1. Lithuania won gold, followed by Germany and Russia.
Gergana Baramova (left) during the award ceremony in women single

Table tennis
11th European Deaf Championships
Our women took 6th place and men are 8th in Sweden
       11th European Deaf Table Tennis Championships was held in Malmo (Sweden), 24 - 31 March 2007. Athletes from 16 countries took part in this event. Bulgaria was presented with teams both in women and men. The women finished at 6th place and the men were 8th.
       Bulgarian men team allowed a lost from Belgium 0:3 in the match for 7th place and our women team also had lost from Turkey 0:3 in the match for 5th place.
       Germany won gold in men competition and Ukraine is the winner by the women.

2nd European Deaf  Championships
The judges sent Bulgarian team to "fatal" 13th place in Moscow
       Bulgarian men team finished at 13th place in 2nd European Deaf Futsal Championships, which was held in Moscow 10-18 November, 2006. 20 countries from the Continent took part in this event.
       In the preliminary round group "C" our team begins with flying start, gained 2 big wins over Latvia 9:0 and Moldova 11:3. But after this success came the collision against the host Russia. To our great regret the main role wasn't assign to soccer but to judging that came to the fore. Bulgarian hope for better classification was crashed after the lost 3:5. After this failure our players didn't manage to recover and finished the matches in the group with another two losses from Nederland 5:3 and Belarus 9:2. So the Bulgarian team finished at 4th place in the preliminary group and lost the chance to compete for the medals.
       In playoffs for 13-16 places our players won two consecutive games over Sweden 10:6 and Macedonia with 9:3.
       Of course the Russia won the gold in both competitions for men and women.

Bulgarian team, who took part in the competition in Russian capital

39th Congress of ICSD
BDSF received Rubens-Alcais Award
       Bulgarian Deaf Sports Federation was awarded with prestige Rubens-Alcais Award. It was happen during the 39th ICSD Congress that was held in January 2005 at Melbourne. Personally ICSD President Dr. Amanda Ammons bestowed the prize to BDSF President Nikolay Nikolov in front of delegates, representing 88 countries.
       Rubens-Alcais Award is founded in name of founder of Deaflympic movement Eugen Rubens-Alcais and is grant to those National Deaf Sports Federations, which are achieved remarkable results in popularizing sports among the deaf people in past two years.

BDSF President Nikolay Nikolov (right) and BDSF Secretary General Nikolay Bozev are receiving award in Melbourne from ICSD President Dr. Donalda Ammons

1st World Deaf Championships - Sofia 2004
Five medals remained at home
Angel Kremov (in blue) won silver and bronze in both of styles 55 kg
       Bulgarian wrestlers managed to gain five medals at the 1st World Deaf Wrestling Championships that was held in Sofia, 5-12 October 2004. But it wasn't enough for our athletes to find place during the first three countries in team competition by points. They remained 4th in both of styles after the teams of Turkey, Russia and Ukraine.
       The event that was held in the Winter palace of sports with participants from 10 countries was officially opened from Mr. Milko Kovachev - Minister of Energetic.
       Three of our wrestlers in free style almost touched the gold but all of them lost their finals from representatives of Turkey. So Angel Kremov (55 kg), Alexander Kezov (60 kg) and Plamen Donchev (66 kg) won the first silver medals for Bulgaria from World Championships. Kezov and Kremov managed to double their success and won bronze in competition in Greco-Roman style.

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