For the first time since 2005, our country has had three champions – Edmond Nazarian (55) in the classics, Miglena Selishka (50) and Mimi Hristova (65) in the women’s. Silver was added by Daniel Alexandrov (82), also in the classics, and Bilyana Dudova (57), while Taipei Yussein finished with bronze.
The celebration in the capital’s restaurant, organized by the financial benefactor of the Bulgarian wrestling Grisha Ganchev, was also honored by the sports minister Krasen Kralev. The celebration was also attended by the legendary Valentin Yordanov, Honorary President of BF Borba. And the current head of the plant Hristo Marinov welcomed more than 100 guests.
The classics who were already starting camp for the Olympic qualification came specifically for the Samokov celebration.
The nationals received many congratulations, as well as wishes to return with the maximum number of qualifying quotas.
And like any real holiday, this one did not go without a cake cut by the “culprits” for the celebration.
From March 4, women and classics leave for Budapest, where from March 19 to March 22 they will argue for quotas for Tokyo 2020. Only the finalists take visas for the Olympic Games. The most recent qualification in the most ancient sport is in Sofia at the end of April, in which the first two in each category will also earn quotas for the Olympics.