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Be a Champ! Lift Like Alexander Kraychev!

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History in Color presents a color version of the pnoto with one of the first and best graduates of  Bulgarian weightlifting school by Ivan Abadzhiev, Alexander Kraychev.


Alexander Kraychev (b. 1951) was one of the international  top guns in the heavyweight class in the 1970s.


He won a silver medal for Team Bulgaria at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich with a remarkable 562.5kg total. Kraychev was a World vice champion in for three consecucutive years – from 1970 to 1972. He was 2x European vice champion in 1970 and in 1971 and a 2x champion of Bulgaria (1970, 1972).


He is a Bulgarian member of the Club 500. There are 7 Bulgarian athletes inducted into the famous listing.


Dimitar Tramburdzhie and Alexander Kraychev share the best Bulgarian total of 3 lifts (562.5kg).


27 Tramburadzhiev, Dimitar 562.5 1948 BUL 120 203 155 205 1972
28 Kraychev, Alexander 562.5 1951 BUL 108.4 198 162.5 202.5 Munich, FRG 1972.09.04
35 Atanasov, Ivan 555 1939 BUL 120 208 140 207.5 1971
71 Penchev, Stancho 540 1940 BUL 109 200 145 195 1972
99 Shopov, Atanas 527.5 1951 BUL 89.85 178 147.5 202.5 Constanţa, ROU 1972.05.19
110 Nikolov, Andon 525 1951 BUL 89 183 152.5 190 Munich, FRG 1972.09.03
203 Veselinov, Ivan 505 1926 BUL 130? 170 140 195 1965

 


 


 


 

Tags: bulgaria, history in color, lift up, olympics, photography, weightlifting
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