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Nikolay Peshalov

Full name: Nikolay Slavev Peshalov (-Pešalov)
Original name: Николай Славев Пешалов
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: May 30, 1970 in Pazardzhik, Pazardzhik, Bulgaria
Affiliations: Slavia Club
Country: BUL Bulgaria, CRO Croatia
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Nikolai Peshalov had the following podium finishes at major championships: 2nd in the 1992 Olympics Featherweight class (305.0 kg); 3rd in the 1996 Olympics Bantamweight class (302.5 kg); 1st in the 2000 Olympics Featherweight class (325.0 kg); 3rd in the 2004 Olympics Lightweight class (337.5 kg); 2nd in the 1989 World Championships Featherweight class (307.5 kg); 1st in the 1990 World Championships Featherweight class (297.5 kg); 1st in the 1993 World Championships Bantamweight class (305.0 kg); 1st in the 1994 World Championships Bantamweight class (302.5 kg); 3rd in the 1995 World Championships Bantamweight class (295.0 kg); 2nd in the 1998 World Championships Featherweight class (317.5 kg); 2nd in the 1989 European Championships Featherweight class (307.5 kg); 2nd in the 1990 European Championships Featherweight class (287.5 kg); 1st in the 1991 European Championships Featherweight class (302.5 kg); 1st in the 1992 European Championships Featherweight class (312.5 kg); 1st in the 1993 European Championships Bantamweight class (295.0 kg); 1st in the 1994 European Championships Bantamweight class (297.5 kg); 1st in the 1995 European Championships Bantamweight class (305.0 kg); 1st in the 1997 European Championships Bantamweight class (290.0 kg); 3rd in the 1999 European Championships Featherweight class (312.5 kg); 1st in the 2000 European Championships Featherweight class (325.0 kg); 1st in the 2001 European Championships Featherweight class (300.0 kg); 3rd in the 2002 European Championships Middle-Heavyweight class (395.0 kg); 2nd in the 2004 European Championships Lightweight class (330.0 kg). He set five featherweight world records – three in the clean & jerk, and two in the total. Peshalov started his career lifting for Bulgaria, but later emigrated to Croatia and competed internationally for them from 1998.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Weightlifting Men's Featherweight Bulgaria BUL 2 Silver
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Weightlifting Men's Bantamweight Bulgaria BUL 3 Bronze
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Weightlifting Men's Featherweight Croatia CRO 1 Gold OR
2004 Summer 34 Athina Weightlifting Men's Lightweight Croatia CRO 3 Bronze

Men's Bantamweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 3 302.5
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch 1T 137.5
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #1 AC 132.5 x
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #2 AC 132.5 o
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #3 AC 137.5 o
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk 3T 165.0
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 162.5 x
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 162.5 x
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 165.0 o

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 2 305.0
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch 2 137.5
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #1 AC 132.5 o
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #2 AC 137.5 x
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #3 AC 137.5 o
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk 2 167.5
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 162.5 x
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 162.5 o
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 167.5 o
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Weightlifting Croatia CRO Final Standings 1 325.0
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Weightlifting Croatia CRO Snatch 1 150.0
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Weightlifting Croatia CRO Snatch Lift #1 AC 145.0 o
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Weightlifting Croatia CRO Snatch Lift #2 AC 150.0 x
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Weightlifting Croatia CRO Snatch Lift #3 AC 150.0 o
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Weightlifting Croatia CRO Clean & Jerk 1T 175.0
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Weightlifting Croatia CRO Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 175.0 o
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Weightlifting Croatia CRO Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 185.0 x

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
2004 Summer 34 Athina Weightlifting Croatia CRO Final Standings 3 337.5
2004 Summer 34 Athina Weightlifting Croatia CRO Snatch 3 150.0
2004 Summer 34 Athina Weightlifting Croatia CRO Snatch Lift #1 AC 150.0 x
2004 Summer 34 Athina Weightlifting Croatia CRO Snatch Lift #2 AC 150.0 o
2004 Summer 34 Athina Weightlifting Croatia CRO Snatch Lift #3 AC 155.0 x
2004 Summer 34 Athina Weightlifting Croatia CRO Clean & Jerk 2T 187.5
2004 Summer 34 Athina Weightlifting Croatia CRO Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 182.5 o
2004 Summer 34 Athina Weightlifting Croatia CRO Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 187.5 o
2004 Summer 34 Athina Weightlifting Croatia CRO Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 192.5 x
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