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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from Bulgaria, with photos when available. These are the best Bulgarian Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Bulgarian athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Bulgarian Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Bulgaria is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

The list you're viewing contains athletes like Peter Iliev and Norair Nurikyan.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best Bulgarian Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from Bulgaria?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Bulgaria Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Bulgaria.
Ekaterina Dafovska is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Bulgaria
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Ekaterina Dafovska is a Bulgarian biathlete. She did not take up the biathlon until 1992. She made the national team in 1993 and came in 29th in the 15-kilometer competition at the Lillehammer Olympics the following year. She won a gold Olympic medal at the 15 km Individual event during the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. Her gold medal was the first ever won by a Bulgarian at a Winter Olympic games. Dafovska is an administrator from Chepelare. ...more on Wikipedia

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's 15 km Individual

Date Of Birth: 1975-11-28

Nationality: Bulgaria

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Biathlon at the 1998 Winter Olympics - Women's 15km Individual

Olympic Medalist Games: 1998 Winter Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal

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Evgenia Radanova is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Bulgaria
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Evgenia Radanova is a Bulgarian female short track speed skater and racing cyclist who has participated in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. She was the world record holder in the 500 m short track distance with 43.671s, which she set in Calgary, Canada on 19 October 2001. In the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic games she won a silver medal at the same distance and a bronze at 1500m. In Athens 2004 Summer games she took part in cycling, but did not get a medal. In the 2010 Vancouver Olympics in the women's 500 m she ended up 7th. Radanova currently trains in Italy, although most of her career she spent with Slavia Sofia Sports Club and the National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. In ...more on Wikipedia

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's 500m, Women's 1500m

Olympic Country: Bulgaria

Date Of Birth: 1977-11-04

Place Of Birth: Sofia, Bulgaria, Earth, Europe, European Union, + more

Olympic Sport: Track cycling, Short track speed skating

Nationality: Bulgaria

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Short Track Speed Skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Women's 500m, Short Track Speed Skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women's 500m, Short Track Speed Skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics - Women's 1500m

Olympic Medalist Games: 2002 Winter Olympics, 2006 Winter Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics, 1994 Winter Olympics, 2006 Winter Olympics, 2002 Winter Olympics, 1998 Winter Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal, Bronze medal

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Rumyana Neykova is a Bulgarian rower. Neykova competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics, the 1996 Summer Olympics, the 2000 Summer Olympics, where she won silver in Single Sculls, the 2004 Summer Olympics, where she won bronze and the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she won gold in the same discipline. Her current coach is her husband Svilen Neykov. In 2002, she set the world best time of 7:07:41 on 21 Sept in Seville ESP and she was named Bulgarian Sportswoman of the Year, as well as FISA Female Rower of the Year. Neykova has been involved in rowing since 1985, when she began training at CSKA Sofia coached Verka Aleksieva. In 1989, she was vice-world junior champion, winning that title in 1990. ...more on Wikipedia

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Single Sculls

Olympic Country: Bulgaria

Date Of Birth: 1973-04-06

Place Of Birth: Sofia, Bulgaria, Earth, Europe, European Union, + more

Olympic Sport: Rowing

Nationality: Bulgaria

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Rowing at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Women's Single Sculls, Rowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's single sculls, Rowing at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's Single Sculls

Olympic Medalist Games: 2000 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal, Gold medal, Bronze medal

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Armen Nazaryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Bulgaria
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Armen Nazaryan is an Armenian Greco-Roman wrestler who later represented Bulgaria. Nazaryan is a six-time European Champion, a three-time World Champion and a two-time Olympic Champion. He was recognized by the FILA as the best fighter of the year in 1998 and 2003. In 2007, Nazaryan was inducted as a member of the FILA Hall of Fame. ...more on Wikipedia

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling, Featherweight 55 - 60kg, Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling, Bantamweight 54-58 kg

Date Of Birth: 1974-03-09

Place Of Birth: Gyumri, Armenia, Earth, Asia

Nationality: Armenia, Bulgaria

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Wrestling at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman Featherweight, Wrestling at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman Bantamweight

Olympic Medalist Games: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal, Gold medal

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