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Enyu Valchev

Full name: Enyu Valchev Dimov
Original name: Еню Вълчев Димов
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: January 4, 1936 in Polski Gradets, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Died: February 15, 2014 in Sofia, Sofia Grad, Bulgaria
Affiliations: CSKA (Central Sport Klub Army), Sofia/Minor Dimitrovgrad/Levski-Spartak Club
Country: BUL Bulgaria
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Wrestling in the freestyle lightweight class his entire career, Enyu Valchev was a medal contender in every tournament in which he competed. Competing at three Olympic Games, Valchev won a full set of medals – gold in 1964, silver in 1968 and bronze in 1960. At the World Championships, Valchev won gold in 1962, silvers in 1959 and 1969 and bronze in 1967, while finishing fourth in 1965, fifth in 1966 and sixth in 1963. At the European Championships Valchev won golds in 1968 and 1969 and bronze in 1967. He also won 5 Balkan titles and 14 Bulgarian titles during his career. After finishing his sporting career, Valchev worked as a wrestling coach, serving as head coach of the Bulgarian national junior team until his retirement in 1990. Valchev was elected to the FILA International Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2005.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 24 Roma Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Freestyle Bulgaria BUL 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Freestyle Bulgaria BUL 1 Gold
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Freestyle Bulgaria BUL 2 Silver

Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1960 Summer 24 Roma Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Final Round Match #2 1 1960-09-06 Valchev (BUL) decision, Bong (KOR)
1960 Summer 24 Roma Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Five 2T 1960-09-06 5
1960 Summer 24 Roma Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Five Match #2 1 1960-09-06 Valchev (BUL) fall (11:06), Tajiki (IRI) 0
1960 Summer 24 Roma Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Four 5T 1960-09-05 5
1960 Summer 24 Roma Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Four Match #3 1 1960-09-05 Valchev (BUL) decision, Şahinkaya (TUR) 1
1960 Summer 24 Roma Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Three 6T 1960-09-03 4
1960 Summer 24 Roma Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Three Match #6 2 1960-09-03 Syniavskiy (URS) decision, Valchev (BUL) 3
1960 Summer 24 Roma Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Two 1T 1960-09-02 1
1960 Summer 24 Roma Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Two Match #7 1 1960-09-02 Valchev (BUL) fall (1:15), Khalunder (AFG) 0
1960 Summer 24 Roma Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round One 4T 1960-09-01 1
1960 Summer 24 Roma Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round One Match #8 1 1960-09-01 Valchev (BUL) decision, Bergmann (GER) 1
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 1 1964-10-11
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Final Round Match #1 1 1964-10-14 Valchev (BUL) decision, Rost (GER)
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Five 1T 1964-10-14 5
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Five Match #2 1T 1964-10-14 Movahed (IRI) , Valchev (BUL) draw 2
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Four 1T 1964-10-14 3
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Four Match #2 2 1964-10-14 Beriashvili (URS) decision, Valchev (BUL) 3
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Three 1 1964-10-13 0
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Three Match #3 1 1964-10-13 Valchev (BUL) fall (5:07), Savolainen (FIN) 0
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Two 1 1964-10-12 0
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Two Match #3 1 1964-10-12 Valchev (BUL) fall (4:09), Chand (IND) 0
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round One 1T 1964-10-11 0
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round One Match #4 1 1964-10-11 Valchev (BUL) fall (0:48), Tham (MAS) 0
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 2 1968-10-17
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Final Round Match #1 2 1968-10-20 Movahed (IRI) decision, Valchev (BUL)
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Six 2 1968-10-20 4,5
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Six Match #2 1 1968-10-20 Valchev (BUL) decision, Wells (USA) 1,0
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Five 2 1968-10-20 3,5
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Five Match #2 1 1968-10-20 Valchev (BUL) fall (10:38), Rost (FRG) 0,0
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Four 4 1968-10-20 3,5
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Four Match #4 1 1968-10-20 Valchev (BUL) fall (10:28), Ağralı (TUR) 0,0
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Three 7 1968-10-19 3,5
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Three Match #5 1 1968-10-19 Valchev (BUL) fall (1:38), Taj (PAK) 0,0
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Two 11 1968-10-18 3,5
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Two Match #10 1T 1968-10-18 Beriashvili (URS) , Valchev (BUL) draw 2,0
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round One 8T 1968-10-17 1,0
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round One Match #9 1 1968-10-17 Valchev (BUL) decision, Karlsson (SWE) 1,0