Georgy Tonkov

Born: April 5, 1975, Pazardzhik

Georgi Tonkov has been a holder in heavy and super heavyweight categories for many years. Apart from judo, he also had success in sambo, where he won two European titles and became a four-times world champion in juniors.

He also played 2 matches in MMA. He is the only Bulgarian so far to receive an invitation and participate in the prestigious Jigaro Kano Cup tournament in Japan in 2005.

The talented judoka died in 2008, at the age of 33, stricken with an insidious disease. In 2020, the first international tournament in memory of Georgi Tonkov was held in his hometown of Pazardzhik.

 

 

 
Silver Men over 100 kg Beijing (China) 2002 World Military Championships
Bonze Juniors, men 95 kg Valladolid (Spain) 1995 European Championships
Bonze Juniors, men 95 kg Lisbon (Portugal) 1994 European Championships