Bulgaria at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg
IOC codeBUL
NOCBulgarian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.bgolympic.org (in Bulgarian and English)
in Munich
Competitors130 in 15 sports
Flag bearer Dimitar Zlatanov
Medals
Ranked 9th
Gold
6
Silver
10
Bronze
5
Total
21
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Bulgaria competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 130 competitors, 106 men and 24 women, took part in 92 events in 15 sports.[1]

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's 5000 metres

Men's High Jump

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men
Athlete Event 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Asen Nikolov Light Flyweight  Yoshimitsu Aragaki (JPN)
W 5-0
 Vladimir Ivanov (URS)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Georgi Kostadinov Flyweight BYE  Jan Balouch (PAK)
W TKO-2
 Chris Ius (CAN)
W 5-0
 Calixto Perez (COL)
W 3-2
 Leszek Blazynski (POL)
W 5-0
 Leo Rwabwogo (UGA)
W 5-0
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Kuncho Kunchev Featherweight BYE  Palamdorj Baatar (MGL)
W 3-2
 Clemente Rojas (COL)
L WO
Did not advance
Ivan Mihailov Lightweight  Roy Hurdley (PAN)
W TKO-2
 Hosain Eghmaz (IRN)
W 3-2
 László Orbán (HUN)
L 1-4
Did not advance
Angel Angelov Light Welterweight  Luis Contreras (VEN)
W TKO-3
 Walter Desiderio Gomez (ARG)
W 4-1
 Srisook Bantow (THA)
W TKO-2
 Issaka Dabore (NIG)
W 5-0
 Ray Seales (USA)
L 2-3
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Vladimir Kolev Welterweight  Abdelhamid Fouad Gad (EGY)
W 5-0
 David Jackson (UGA)
L 1-4
Did not advance
Nayden Stanchev Light Middleweight BYE  John Opio (UGA)
W 3-2
 Wiesław Rudkowski (POL)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Georgi Stankov Light Heavyweight  Nikolay Anfimov (URS)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Atanas Suvandzhiev Heavyweight  Jürgen Fanghänel (GDR)
L KO-1
Did not advance

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Sprint

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechages Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Boris Lyubenov C-1 1000 m 4:32.03 2 Q BYE 4:14.65 6
Ivan Burchin
Fedia Damianov
C-2 1000 m 4:14.47 3 Q BYE 3:53.72 3 Q 3:58.10
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Vasil Chilingrov K-1 1000 m DSQ Did not advance
Vasil Chilingrov
Aleksandar Donkov
K-2 1000 m 3:45.06 3 Q BYE 3:36.39 3 Q 3:45.40 9
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechages Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Natasha Petrova K-1 500 m 2:25.49 7 Q 2:19.66 4 Did not advance
Petrana Koleva
Natasha Petrova
K-2 500 m 2:05.16 5 Q 1:57.31 2 Q 1:59.40 8

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Four cyclists represented Bulgaria in 1972.

Track

1000m time trial
Athlete Event Time Rank
Dimo Angelov Tonchev Men's 1000m time trial 1:07.55 6
Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1/8 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Ivan Tsvetkov Men's individual pursuit 5:02.39 15 Did not advance
Nikifor Petrov Minchev
Plamen Timchev
Dimo Angelov Tonchev
Ivan Tsvetkov
Team pursuit 4:31.43 8 Q  West Germany (FRG)
L 4:31.55
Did not advance 5

Equestrian

Main article: Equestrian at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Five fencers, all men, represented Bulgaria in 1972.

Men's sabre
Men's team sabre

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Three male pentathletes represented Bulgaria in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Yordan Valtchev Single sculls 7:50.29 1 Q BYE 8:17.64 4 FB 7:59.55 8
Dimitar Valov
Dimitar Yanakiev
Nenko Dobrev
Coxed pair 8:01.01 2 R 8:10.94 1 Q 8:20.21 4 FB 8:01.86 10
Biser Boyadzhiev
Borislav Vasilev
Nikolay Kolev
Metodi Khalvadzhiski
Coxless four 6:47.99 3 R 7:02.69 2 Q 7:24.93 6 FB 6:54.54 8

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Six male shooters represented Bulgaria in 1972.

Open
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Dencho Denev 50 m pistol 554 11
25 m pistol 590 7
Ratcho Kossev Skeet DNS
Ivan Mandov 50 m pistol 544 29
25 m pistol 576 42
Anton Manolov Skeet 187 33
Stefan Vasilev 50 m rifle three positions 1130 34
50 m rifle prone 594 21
Emiliyan Vergov 300 m rifle three positions DNS
50 m rifle three positions 1143 13
50 m rifle prone 594 19

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Angel Chakarov 100 metre breaststroke 1:10.34 30 Did not advance
200 metre breaststroke 2:30.27 19 Did not advance
Vasil Dobrev 100 metre butterfly 1:00.07 27 Did not advance
200 metre butterfly 2:11.28 22 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Khriska Peycheva 100 metre freestyle 1:03.43 43 Did not advance

Volleyball

Main article: Volleyball at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Preliminary Round

Pool A

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Soviet Union 10 5 0 15 3 5.000 257 196 1.311
2  Bulgaria 9 4 1 13 8 1.625 294 235 1.251
3  Czechoslovakia 8 3 2 11 6 1.833 230 205 1.122
4  South Korea 7 2 3 7 10 0.700 209 197 1.061
5  Poland 6 1 4 8 12 0.667 237 259 0.915
6  Tunisia 5 0 5 0 15 0.000 90 225 0.400
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
27 Aug Bulgaria  3–1  South Korea 16–18 15–6 15–9 15–13   61–46
29 Aug Bulgaria  3–2  Czechoslovakia 15–11 15–11 12–15 14–16 15–9 71–62
31 Aug Soviet Union  3–1  Bulgaria 9–15 15–10 15–11 15–10   54–46
02 Sep Bulgaria  3–2  Poland 14–16 12–15 15–7 15–3 15–10 71–51
05 Sep Bulgaria  3–0  Tunisia 15–10 15–5 15–7     45–22

Semifinals

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
08 Sep Bulgaria  2–3  Japan 15–13 15–9 9–15 9–15 12–15 60–67

Bronze medal match

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
09 Sep Soviet Union  3–0  Bulgaria 15–11 15–8 15–13     45–32

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Preliminary Round

Pool C

Nation  Pld W D L GF GA
 Soviet Union 4 4 0 0 30 9
 Italy 4 3 0 1 25 16
 Spain 4 2 0 2 19 20
 Bulgaria 4 1 0 3 18 25
 Japan 4 0 0 4 14 36
August 28 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Italy  8-5  Bulgaria 3-1 3-2 2-1 0-1
August 29 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Soviet Union  7-2  Bulgaria 2-0 2-1 2-0 1-1
August 30 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Bulgaria  7-4  Japan 3-1 0-1 2-1 2-1
August 31 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Spain  6-4  Bulgaria 0-0 2-1 2-1 2-2

Classification 7th – 12th

Pos. Nation Pld W D L GF GA
7  Netherlands 5 4 1 0 29 25
8  Romania 5 4 1 0 25 18
9  Cuba 5 2 1 2 23 24
10  Spain 5 2 0 3 24 20
11  Bulgaria 5 0 2 3 15 17
12  Australia 5 0 1 4 18 27
September 1 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Netherlands  5-2  Bulgaria 1-0 0-1 2-1 2-0
September 2 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Romania  4-3  Bulgaria 2-2 1-0 1-0 0-1
September 3 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Australia  4-4  Bulgaria 2-2 1-0 1-1 0-1
September 4 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Cuba  4-4  Bulgaria 0-0 2-3 1-0 1-1

Team Roster

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Military press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Atanas Kiroy 56 kg 117.5 7 105 5 140 4 362.5 5
Georgi Todorov 110 12 100 10 140 5 350 8
Norair Nurikyan 60 kg 127.5 OR 2 117.5 4 157.5 WR 1 402.5 WR
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Mladen Kuchev 67,5 kg 157.5 WR 1 125 4 167.5 2 450
Silver medal.svg
Yordan Bikov 75 kg 160 3 140 4 185 1 485 WR
Gold medal.svg
Andon Nikolov 90 kg 180 3 155 1 190 6 525 OR
Gold medal.svg
Atanas Shopov 180 4 145 7 192.5 3 517.5
Silver medal.svg
Aleksandar Kraychev 110 kg 197.5 2 162.5 5 202.5 5 562.5
Silver medal.svg
Stancho Penchev 0 NVL DNS DNS 0 AC

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Bulgaria at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2011-02-10.