Wrestler Zlateva Crowned Bulgaria Sports Personality 2011

Sports | December 20, 2011, Tuesday // 08:16|  views

Stanka Zlateva and her coach Simeon Shterev are pictured here celebrating her victory over Ohenewa Akuffo of Canada in the Women 72kg Final match during the World Wrestling Championships in Moscow, Russia, 10 September 2010. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Bulgaria's top female wrestler Stanka Zlateva has been named her country's best sports personality for a second year in a row.

Zlateva, who recently won her impressive fifth world title in female wrestling, was picked ahead of swimmer Petar Stoychev, while wrestler Elis Guri was declared third.

At the official awards ceremony that took place late on Monday in Sofia's National Palace of Culture, Zlateva's personal coach, Simeon Shterev, was named coach of the year.

Bulgaria's women's rhythmic gymnastics team, which won gold in the 3 ribbons/2 hoops discipline final at the World Championship in Montpellier, France, received the team of the year award.

Ruzhdi Ruzhdi was named best Bulgarian disabled athlete of 2011.

The bidders from among Bulgaria's most successful sports competitors, teams, and coaches, were picked by sports journalists from different Bulgarian media.

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Tags: wrestling, wrestler, Stanka Zlateva, Petar Stoychev, elis guri, Simeon Shterev, sports


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