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Atanas Kirov

Full name: Atanas Kirov
Original name: Атанас Киров
Gender: Male
Height: 5-1 (156 cm)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Born: September 24, 1946 in Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria
Died: January 26, 2017 in Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria
Affiliations: Neftochimic Burgas, Burgas (BUL)
Country: BUL Bulgaria
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

A two-time Olympic weightlifter (1968, 1972), Atanas Kirov had his greatest success at other tournaments. He was a three-time World Champion, winning the bantamweight title consecutively from 1973-75. Kirov won four European titles, winning the bantamweight class in 1969 and 1973-75. He also earned a World silver medal in 1969. Kirov set two official world records in the total, with 257.5 kg in September 1973 in Havana, Cuba; and 260.0 kg in February 1974 in his hometown of Burgas. For his achievements he was made an honorary citizen of Burgas. Kirov was responsible for starting the long-line of great Bulgarian lifters, especially in the lighter classes.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Men's Bantamweight Bulgaria BUL 7
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting Men's Bantamweight Bulgaria BUL 5

Men's Bantamweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 7 335.0
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Military Press 8 105.0
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Military Press Lift #1 AC 105.0 x
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Military Press Lift #2 AC 105.0 x
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Military Press Lift #3 AC 105.0 o
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch 7T 100.0
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #1 AC 100.0 o
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #2 AC 105.0 x
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #3 AC 105.0 x
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk 7T 130.0
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 130.0 o
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 135.0 x
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 135.0 x
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL 2nd Phase Summary 7T 205.0
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 5 362.5
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Military Press 7 117.5
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Military Press Lift #1 AC 112.5 o
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Military Press Lift #2 AC 117.5 o
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Military Press Lift #3 AC 120.0 x
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch 5T 105.0
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #1 AC 97.5 o
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #2 AC 102.5 o
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #3 AC 105.0 o
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk 3T 140.0
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 135.0 o
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 140.0 o
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 145.0 x
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