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Atanas Shopov of Bulgaria

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History in Color:

Atanas Shopov competes for Bulgaria at one of the Olympic weightlifting international tournaments.


Atanas Shopov (b. 1951) was a member of the first Bulgarian teams assembled by legendary coach Ivan Abadzhiev.


Shopov represented his country at two Summer Olympics. While competing in the 90kg weight class, he won a silver medal in Munich (1972) and a bronze medal in Montreal (1976).


At the World championships he also had a silver (1972) and a bronze (1976) medals. Shopov won a silver (1972) and bronze medals (1971, 1973). He was a champion of Bulgaria in 1970 and vice-champion in 1972, 1973 and 1975.

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