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