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Nikolaj Pešalov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 2
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameNikolaj•Pešalov
Used nameNikolaj•Pešalov
Other namesNikolay Slavev Peshalov, Николай Славев Пешалов
Born30 May 1970 in Pazardzhik (BUL)
Measurements167 cm / 69 kg
AffiliationsSlavia Club / Split
NOC Bulgaria Croatia

Biography

Nikolai Peshalov had the following podium finishes at major championships: 2nd in the 1992 Olympics Featherweight class (305.0 kg); 3rd in the 1996 Olympics Bantamweight class (302.5 kg); 1st in the 2000 Olympics Featherweight class (325.0 kg); 3rd in the 2004 Olympics Lightweight class (337.5 kg); 2nd in the 1989 World Championships Featherweight class (307.5 kg); 1st in the 1990 World Championships Featherweight class (297.5 kg); 1st in the 1993 World Championships Bantamweight class (305.0 kg); 1st in the 1994 World Championships Bantamweight class (302.5 kg); 3rd in the 1995 World Championships Bantamweight class (295.0 kg); 2nd in the 1998 World Championships Featherweight class (317.5 kg); 2nd in the 1989 European Championships Featherweight class (307.5 kg); 2nd in the 1990 European Championships Featherweight class (287.5 kg); 1st in the 1991 European Championships Featherweight class (302.5 kg); 1st in the 1992 European Championships Featherweight class (312.5 kg); 1st in the 1993 European Championships Bantamweight class (295.0 kg); 1st in the 1994 European Championships Bantamweight class (297.5 kg); 1st in the 1995 European Championships Bantamweight class (305.0 kg); 1st in the 1997 European Championships Bantamweight class (290.0 kg); 3rd in the 1999 European Championships Featherweight class (312.5 kg); 1st in the 2000 European Championships Featherweight class (325.0 kg); 1st in the 2001 European Championships Featherweight class (300.0 kg); 3rd in the 2002 European Championships Middle-Heavyweight class (395.0 kg); 2nd in the 2004 European Championships Lightweight class (330.0 kg). He set five featherweight world records – three in the clean & jerk, and two in the total. Peshalov started his career lifting for Bulgaria, but later emigrated to Croatia and competed internationally for them from 1998.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Weightlifting BUL Nikolay Peshalov
Featherweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1996 Summer Olympics Weightlifting BUL Nikolay Peshalov
Bantamweight, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
2000 Summer Olympics Weightlifting CRO Nikolaj Pešalov
Featherweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
2004 Summer Olympics Weightlifting CRO Nikolaj Pešalov
Lightweight, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1996 Summer Olympics 21 July 1996 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤59 kg, Biathlon) Final Standings 302.5 3
1996 Summer Olympics 21 July 1996 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤59 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 132.5 AC
1996 Summer Olympics 21 July 1996 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤59 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 137.5 AC
1996 Summer Olympics 21 July 1996 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤59 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #3 165.0 AC
2000 Summer Olympics 17 September 2000 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤62 kg, Biathlon) Final Standings 325.0 1
2000 Summer Olympics 17 September 2000 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤62 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #1 145.0 AC
2000 Summer Olympics 17 September 2000 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤62 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 150.0 AC
2000 Summer Olympics 17 September 2000 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤62 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #1 175.0 AC

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