Trendafil Stoichev, Bulgaria
History in Color:
September 20, 1975, Moscow, Russia – 22-year old light heavyweight Trendafil Stoichev of Asenovgrad, Bulgaria wins a silver medal at the 1975 World Championship in Moscow.
Trendafil Stoichev (b. 1953) was one of most talented young Bulgarian lifters of the 1970s. He competed in the 82.5kg class and won 1 gold (1974) and 2 silver (1975, 1976) medals at the World Championships, 2 silver (1974, 1975) and 1 bronze (1976) European Championships medals.
At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Stoichev became a silver Olympic medalist with the 360kg (162.5+197.5) total.