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Blagoy Blagoev

Full name: Blagoy Blagoev
Original name: Благой Благоев
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: December 4, 1956
Country: BUL Bulgaria
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Blagoi Blagoev began lifting in 1972 and made a major breakthrough in 1976 when he finished second at the European Championships. At the Montreal Olympics he finished second in the 82½ kg. class but was disqualified when the drug test revealed he had taken anabolic steroids. His first international championship came in 1979 when he won the European championship, but he was forced to compete early in his career against Yuri Vardanyan, who usually had the better of their match-ups. At the 1980 Olympics, Blagoev finished second in the 82½ kg. class behind Vardanyan. In 1981, having moved up to the 90 kg. class, Blagoev won the first of three consecutive World Championships. But the boycott of the 1984 Olympics denied him a final chance at Olympic gold. Blagoev was European middle-heavyweight champion in 1979, and 1981-82. He set 23 world records in the light-heavyweight and middle-heavyweight classes – 15 in the snatch, one in the clean & jerk, and seven in the total.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Weightlifting Men's Light-Heavyweight Bulgaria BUL AC DQ
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Weightlifting Men's Light-Heavyweight Bulgaria BUL 2 Silver

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings AC [362.5]
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch AC [162.5]
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #1 AC [157.5] o
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #2 AC [162.5] o
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #3 AC [167.5] x
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk AC [200.0]
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC [190.0] o
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC [195.0] o
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC [200.0] o
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 2 372.5
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch 2 175.0
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #1 AC 165.0 o
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #2 AC 170.0 o
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #3 AC 175.0 o
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk 5 197.5
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 192.5 o
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 197.5 o
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