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Dimitar Dobrev

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDimitar Dimitrov•Dobrev
Used nameDimitar•Dobrev
Original nameДимитър Димитров•Добрев
Born14 April 1931 in Ezerche (BUL)
Died1 April 2019
Measurements175 cm / 79 kg
AffiliationsAkademik, Sofia (BUL)
NOC(s) Bulgaria


Dimitar Dobrev was a Greco-Roman wrestler who won a gold medal at the 1960 Olympics and a silver medal at the 1956 Olympics. Before becoming a wrestler Dobrev started his sporting career as a gymnast. He competed at the wrestling World Championships in 1955, 1958, and 1962, placing fourth in 1958 and 1962.

By profession Dobrev was a mathematician. He also served as a coach, eventually becoming Bulgarian national coach in both styles. In his coaching career, he is known for having discovered both Boyan Radev and Petar Kirov.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1956 Summer Olympics Wrestling Middleweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Bulgaria    
1960 Summer Olympics Wrestling Middleweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Bulgaria