Here you can find information about the top athletes of Variant 5.
Kiril Nikolov is the best bulgarian orienteer so far. He won silver medal in the Sprint of European Orienteering Championships 2012 in Sweden. He placed 6th in the Sprint distance of World Orientering Championships 2009 in Hungary and 6th in the Long distance of World Orienteering Championships 2012 in Switzerland. He also has won the great Jukola relay in Finland and Tiomila relay in Sweden.
Born on 06.11.1982. Presently living and training in the capital of Bulgaria – Sofiya.
Ivan Sirakov got the first medal from the world orienteering scene – Bronze in the Sprint distance of Junior World Orienteering Championships 2007 in Australia. He is European champion in Men-18 also in the Sprint distance of EYOC 2006 in Slovenia. His best results in Elite class are the 12th place in European Championships Sprint, Portugal 2014 and 9th place in Relay of World Championships 2015 in Scotland.
Born on 01.02.1988. Presently living and training in Gorna Oryahovitza.
Antoniya Grigorova is the first European Youth Champion for Bulgaria winning the Sprint in 2003 in Slovakia. She is one of the strongest elite runners in Bulgaria and the best ultra-marathoner in her class. She took part in two Winter Olympics and is a very successful ski-orienteer also having several medals from ESOC and WSOC.
Born on 07.12.1986. Presently living and training in Sofiya.
Dimitar Zhelyazkov is one of the strongest juniors in Bulgaria. His best international result is 6th place at EYOC Sprint 2014. He is also South East European, Balkan and National champion. He is training very hard and has quite high goals for the upcoming future.
Born on 09.05.1996. Presently studing and training in Sofiya but comes from Yambol.
Valentin Paskalev is one of the most talanted and hardly working junior orienteers in Bulgaria. He is Balkan Champion in all distances many times and is also unbeatable in Bulgaria at his age. He is training very hard and has quite high goals for the upcoming future.
Born on 09.03.1993. Presently living and training in Targovishte.