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Valentin Khristov

Full name: Valentin Khristov
Original name: Валентин Христов
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (179 cm)
Weight: 236 lbs (107 kg)
Born: March 16, 1956 in Pernik, Pernik, Bulgaria
Country: BUL Bulgaria
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Valentin Khristov had the following podium finishes at major championships: 2nd in the 1980 Olympics Heavyweight class (405.0 kg); 1st in the 1975 World Championships Heavyweight class (417.5 kg); 1st in the 1977 World Championships Heavyweight class (405.0 kg); 2nd in the 1979 World Championships Heavyweight class (402.5 kg); 2nd in the 1980 World Championships Heavyweight class (405.0 kg); 2nd in the 1974 European Championships Heavyweight class (387.5 kg); 1st in the 1975 European Championships Heavyweight class (417.5 kg); 1st in the 1976 European Championships Heavyweight class (415.0 kg); 1st in the 1977 European Championships Heavyweight class (405.0 kg); 2nd in the 1980 European Championships Heavyweight class (402.5 kg). He set 10 heavyweight world records in 1975-76 – three in the snatch, two in the clean & jerk, and five in the total.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight Bulgaria BUL AC DQ
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight II Bulgaria BUL 2 Silver

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings AC [400.0]
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch AC [175.0]
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #1 AC [170.0] o
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #2 AC [175.0] o
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #3 AC [180.0] x
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk AC [225.0]
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC [220.0] o
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC [225.0] o

Men's Heavyweight II

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 2 405.0
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch 1 185.0
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #1 AC 177.5 o
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #2 AC 182.5 o
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #3 AC 185.0 o
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk 2 220.0
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 220.0 o
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 235.0 x
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 235.0 x