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Bulgaria at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg
IOC codeBUL
NOCBulgarian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.bgolympic.org (in Bulgarian and English)
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors43 in 6 sports
Medals
Ranked 19th
Gold
1
Silver
3
Bronze
1
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Bulgaria competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events).

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Basketball

Main article: Basketball at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Preliminary round

Group C

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
 Uruguay 6 3 3 0 238 187
 Bulgaria 5 3 2 1 242 199
 Formosa 4 3 1 2 216 249
 South Korea 3 3 0 3 194 255
Uruguay Uruguay 70,  Bulgaria 65
Scoring by half: 38–35, 32–30
Bulgaria Bulgaria 89,  South Korea 58
Scoring by half: 47–33, 42–25
Formosa Taiwan 71,  Bulgaria 88
Scoring by half: 35–47, 36–41

Quarterfinal

Group B

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
 United States 6 3 3 0 283 150
 Soviet Union 5 3 2 1 208 209
 Bulgaria 4 3 1 2 182 224
 Brazil 3 3 0 3 192 282
Bulgaria Bulgaria 44,  United States 85
Scoring by half: 19–48, 25–37
Bulgaria Bulgaria 56,  Soviet Union 66
Scoring by half: 32–37, 24–29
Bulgaria Bulgaria 82,  Brazil 73
Scoring by half: 38–36, 44–37

Classification playoffs

Bulgaria Bulgaria 80,  Philippines 70

5th place match

Bulgaria Bulgaria 64,  Brazil 52

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Football

Main article: Association football at the 1956 Summer Olympics

First round

Bulgaria w/o 1 Egypt

Quarterfinals

Bulgaria 6–1 Great Britain
Dimitrov 6'
Kolev 40' 85'
Milanov 45' 75' 80'
Report Lewis 30'
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 6,748
Referee: Wright (AUS)

Semifinals

Soviet Union 2–1 (a.e.t.) Bulgaria
Streltsov 112'
Tatushin 116'
Report Kolev 95'
Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne
Attendance: 21,079
Referee: R.H. Mann (GBR)

Bronze Medal match

Bulgaria 3–0 India
Diev 37' 60'
Milanov 42'
Report
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 21,236
Referee: Latyshev (USSR)

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Military press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ivan Abadzhiev 75 kg 102.5 15 117.5 2 137.5 6 357.5 7
Ivan Veselinov 90 kg 132.5 4 120 6 155 5 407.5 5

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1956 Summer Olympics

References