Sad news came from Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
One of the Bulgarian weightlifting greats, Mincho Pashov passed away on November 15, 2019 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
He was 58.
Mincho Pashov was one of the most impressive graduates of Ivan Abadzhiev and world famous Bulgarian weightlifting school. He was a superb athlete of his era in both junior and senior level of competitions.
At 18, Mincho marked his debut with the national team by competing for Bulgaria at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow where he won a bronze medal with a 325kg total (142.5+ 182.5) in the lightweight class.
Mincho Pashov competed in the light and middleweight classes. He won 3 silver (1981, 1982, 1985) and one bronze (1980) at the World Championships and 2 silver medals at the European Championships (1981, 1983).
Pashov set 3 world records in his career – all three in the clean-and-jerk in the 75kg class.
Our condolences go to the family and friends of Mincho Pashov.