Bulgaria

History

Bulgaria made its first Summer Olympic appearance during the inaugural games in 1896 though it is disputed by some historians. The nation wouldn’t return to the Olympics until 1924 and since then they have missed the games three times; 1932, 1948 and 1984. Historically Bulgaria sent one of the largest delegations of athletes to the games, but at the 2016 Olympics the nation sent its least number of athletes since 1956. Bulgaria competes in a range of sports with good representation in gymnastics and wrestling.

Bulgaria won its first medal at the 1952 Olympics and has won at least a medal at every Olympics it participated since. During the 1970s and 80s the nation was ranked in the top 10 on the medal list. In total Bulgaria has won 218 medals in 15 sports with wrestling (69) and weightlifting (37) being the most successful sports. The most successful athlete was sport shooter Mariya Grozdeva (medals in 1992-2004) whom won two golds in women’s 25m pistol and three bronzes in women’s 10m air pistol. In 2016 Bulgaria won three medals.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s High Jump Tihomir Ivanov

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Ivet Lalova-Collio
Inna Eftimova
Women’s 200m Ivet Lalova-Collio
Inna Eftimova
Women’s High Jump Mirela Demireva
Women’s Triple Jump Gabriela Petrova

Badminton

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Singles Linda Zetchiri Linda Zetchiri
Women’s Doubles Gabriela Stoeva
Stefani Stoeva
Gabriela Stoeva
Stefani Stoeva

Boxing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Flyweight Daniel Asenov Daniel Asenov
Women’s Flyweight Stoyka Krasteva Stoyka Krasteva
Women’s Featherweight Stanimira Petrova Stanimira Petrova

Canoeing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s C1 200m Staniliya Stamenova Staniliya Stamenova

Gymnastics

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Artistic Individual Events David Huddleston David Huddleston
Women’s Rhythmic Individual All-Around Boryana Kaleyn Boryana Kaleyn
Katrin Taseva Katrin Taseva
Women’s Rhythmic Group All-Around Elena Bineva
Simona Dyankova
Stefani Kiryakova
Madlen Radukanova
Laura Traets
Simona Dyankova
Stefani Kiryakova
Madlen Radukanova
Laura Traets
Erika Zafirova

Judo

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -60kg Yanislav Gerchev Yanislav Gerchev
Men’s -81kg Ivaylo Ivanov Ivaylo Ivanov
Women’s -57kg Ivelina Ilieva Ivelina Ilieva

Karate

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s -55kg Ivet Goranova Ivet Goranova

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 25m Pistol
(1) (2)
Maria Grozdeva Maria Grozdeva
Antoaneta Boneva Antoaneta Boneva
Women’s 10m Air Pistol Miroslava Mincheva Quota Transferred
Double Starter Maria Grozdeva
Double Starter Antoaneta Boneva
Women’s Trap Quota Transferred Ali Selin

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 200m Backstroke Kaloyan Levterov
Men’s 100m Butterfly Josif Miladinov
Men’s 200m Butterfly Antani Ivanov

Table Tennis

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Singles Polina Trifonova Polina Trifonova

Weightlifting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -73kg Bozhidar Andreev Bozhidar Andreev
Men’s -109kg Hristo Hristov Hristo Hristov

Wrestling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Freestyle -57kg Georgi Vangelov Georgi Vangelov
Men’s Greco-Roman -77kg Aik Mnatsakanian Aik Mnatsakanian
Men’s Greco-Roman -97kg Kiril Milov Kiril Milov
Women’s Freestyle -50kg Miglena Selishka Miglena Selishka
Women’s Freestyle -57kg Evelina Nikolova Evelina Nikolova
Women’s Freestyle -62kg Taybe Yusein Taybe Yusein
Women’s Freestyle -68kg Mimi Hristova Mimi Hristova