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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(s) 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 Status Team Pos Details
1992 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Featherweight, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Bulgaria     as Nikolay Peshalov
1996 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Bulgaria     as Nikolay Peshalov
2000 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Featherweight, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Croatia    
2004 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Lightweight, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Croatia    

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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