Dimitar Zapryanov

Born on January 27, 1960 in Opan, Stara Zagora region

Dimitar Zapryanov is one of the most titled athletes in the history of Bulgarian judo. Olympic runner-up, third in the world and winner of 3 medals at European championships. At the Olympics in Seoul '88, he is one step away from the podium - fifth. Silver medalist from the Druzhba tournament in 1984, which replaced the Olympic Games due to the boycott of the socialist camp.

Winner of 4 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals from the "Liberation" tournament. In 2001 he was named the best judoka in Bulgaria for the past century by the Bulgarian Judo Federation.

Bonze Men over 95 kg Pamplona ( Spain) 1988 European Championships
Bonze Men over 95 kg Seoul 1985 World Championships
Silver Men open Strasbourg 1984 World University Championships
Silver Men over 90 kg Warshaw 1984 Druzhba Tournament
Silver Men over 95 kg Paris 1983 European Championships
Silver Men over 95 kg Debrecen (Hungary) 1981 European Championships
Bonze Men 95 kg Moscow 1980 Goodwill Games
Silver Men over 95 kg Moscow 1980 Olympic Games
Bonze Juniors, men 95 kg Edinburgh (Great Britain ) 1979 European Championships
Bonze Cadets, men 83 kg Miskolc (Hungary) 1978 European Championships