Figures of Plovdiv

Figures of Plovdiv

Stoyan Deltchev (born 03.08.1959)

Stoyan Deltchev (born 03.08.1959)

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Artistic Gymnastics Olympic and European champion, born in Plovdiv in 1959. He became the 1977 European champion in horizontal bar, in Vilnus, Lithuania; was the third in pommel horse and horizontal bar in Strasburg 1978; the absolute European champion and floor exercises European champion in Essen, germany, 1979; gold medalist in floor exercises and third place in the World Cup competition, Tokyo, 1979. Olympic champion in horizontal bar from the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games.

He is the most famous BG gymnast; two new elements in the competiotion gymnastics programs have been named after him. He was appointed the BG gymnast of 20th century, followed by Jordan Jovchev and Kalofer Hristozov.

Stoyan Deltchev is currently living in the USA - in Rheno, Nevada. He is a gymnastics coach at his own club called "Delchev Gymnastics Academy".

Ivan Bogorov, Dr (1818 - 1892)
Ivan Bogorov, Dr (1818 - 1892)
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One of the most eminent encyclopedians of the Bulgarian Revival period - a doctor of medicine by education, he was also very much concerned by business matters, economics, geography, industry, tran...
Kamen Vichev, Father (1893 - 1952)
Kamen Vichev, Father (1893 - 1952)
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Kamen Vichev was born in the village of Srem, Bourgas region, on May 23rd, 1893. He started his theological education in 1912 in Belgium, where he studied until 1918. After recieving his PhD in The...
George Danchov - Zografina
George Danchov - Zografina
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Stoyo Shishkov (1865 - 1937)
Stoyo Shishkov (1865 - 1937)
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Stoyo Shishkov was born in 1865 in the village of Ustovo near the town of Smolyan. He was a pedagogue, man of letters, ethnographer. Lived in Plovdiv since 1904 as a teacher. He was the <...
Mario Hossen - the Bulgarian &quot;Paganini&quot;  was born in Plovdiv
The following info on this talented young violinist is courtesy of Festival Music Alp webs...
Boris Dimovski  (1925-2007)
Boris Dimovski (1925-2007)
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Boris Dimovski is one of the greatest contemporary Bulgarian artists. Beside being a world-famous caricature artist, he is also a much respected master of water-color paitings, oil paintings, impre...
Radoslav Nikolov - Gianni (born 1954)
The First Bulgarian in The Guinness Book of Records. 53-year-old Radoslav Nikolov (known as Gianni) is the best BG football juggler. He managed to juggle his football on the 20-cm-wide balus...
George Ganchev (born 1939)
George Ganchev (born 1939)
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George Ganchev (whose real name was Georgi Petroushev) was born on August 29, 1939, in Plovdiv. In the early 1960s he emigrated from Bulgaria. He graduated from the British Fencing Academy (he was ...
ASEN HRISTOFOROV (1910 - 1970)
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ASEN HRISTOFOROV – an economist and writer, born on December 16, 1910 in Plovdiv. He studied Economics in London, where he graduated in 1934. He was among the founders of the Statistics Insti...
Tsanko Lavrenov  (1896-1978)
Tsanko Lavrenov (1896-1978)
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Tsanko Lavrenov (1896-1978) - an original Bulgarian artist, who drew experience from the national traditions of old Bulgarian art and from folklore. A highly creative artist, he poeticised...