Bulgarian Winter Olympics team returns from PyeongChang 2018 empty-handed

Bulgarian cross-country skier Yordan Chuchuganov led his compatriots into the Winter Olympics stadium in PyeongChang as his country’s flag-bearer for the February 25 closing ceremony, at the head of a team that won no medals.

The Bulgarian team of 21 that took part in the 2018 Winter Olympics is the third in the past three such games to return home empty-handed.

About the best performer among the Bulgarian team was snowboarder Alexandra Zhevkova, who came sixth in the boardercross event.

In the history of the Winter Olympics, Bulgaria has won six medals: Gold by Ekaterina Dafovska in the biathlon in Nagano in 1998, two silver medals by Evgenia Radanova in speed-skating in Turin in 2006 and Salt Lake City in 2002, and three bronze medals – Radanova in Salt Lake City in 2002, Irina Nikulchina in biathlon in Salt Lake City, and Ivan Lebanov in cross-country skiing in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York.

(Screenshot: BNT)



The Sofia Globe staff

The Sofia Globe - the Sofia-based fully independent English-language news and features website, covering Bulgaria, the Balkans and the EU. Sign up to subscribe to sofiaglobe.com's daily bulletin through the form on our homepage. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32709292