Younger Pulev Brother Wins First London Olympics Medal for Bulgaria

Sports | August 6, 2012, Monday // 01:28|  views

Boxer Tervel Pulev has brought the first London Olympics medal to Bulgaria. Photo by BGNES

Boxer Tervel Pulev has won the first medal for Bulgaria from the London Olympics after making it to the semi-final of the Olympic boxing tournament's heavyweight class.

Late Sunday night, Tervel Pulev beat 13:10 Jara Yamil Peralta from Argentina in the quarter-finals of the 91 kg category.

By qualifying to the semi-final, the Bulgarian boxer has won his first ever Olympic medal. It is yet to become clear whether that will be a gold, silver, or bronze one.

At the semi-final, Pulev will face Aleksandr Usik from Ukraine. The match is scheduled for 3:30 pm GMT / 5:30 EET on Friday.

Tervel Pulev is the younger brother of Kubrat Pulev, the first Bulgarian professional boxer.

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