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Mladen Kuchev

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMladen Velichkov•Kuchev
Used nameMladen•Kuchev
Original nameМладен Величков•Кучев
Born29 January 1947 in Zgalevo (BUL)
Measurements156 cm / 67 kg
AffiliationsAkademik, Sofia (BUL)
NOC Bulgaria

Biography

Mladen Kuchev had the following podium finishes at major championships: 2nd in the 1972 Olympics Lightweight class (450.0 kg); 2nd in the 1969 World Championships Featherweight class (385.0 kg); 2nd in the 1970 World Championships Featherweight class (380.0 kg); 2nd in the 1972 World Championships Lightweight class (450.0 kg); 2nd in the 1973 World Championships Lightweight class (302.5 kg); 3rd in the 1975 World Championships Lightweight class (302.5 kg); 1st in the 1969 European Championships Featherweight class (385.0 kg); 1st in the 1970 European Championships Featherweight class (382.5 kg); 1st in the 1972 European Championships Lightweight class (447.5 kg); 2nd in the 1973 European Championships Lightweight class (295.0 kg); 3rd in the 1975 European Championships Lightweight class (302.5 kg). He set 10 world records in the featherweight and lightweight class from 1969-72 – one in the total and nine in the press.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Weightlifting BUL Mladen Kuchev
Featherweight, Men (Olympic) 9
1972 Summer Olympics Weightlifting BUL Mladen Kuchev
Lightweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver