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Krassimir Dunev - Gymnastics

Born on 11.09.1972 in Plovdiv

Krasimir Dunev is an Olympic champion from the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games in the USA at horizontal bars. He is the first gymnast in the world to make six consecutive overhangs on the horizontal bars. With the team of Bulgaria Dunev took sixth place and in the multidiscipline competition he took twenty-first place. He made his debut at the Barcelona 1992 Olympics, where he ranked tenth in the team’s ranking in Bulgaria and fifty-second in the multidiscipline competition. He won his first medal at the World Championship in Sabaea, Japan, in 1995, where he was ranked third on horizontal bars. During his best year, 1996, he became world vice-champion in Puerto Rico on horizontal bars, as well as European champion on horizontal bars in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is the second Bulgarian with a European title on this gymnastic equipment.

Krasimir Dunev started practicing gymnastics in 1980 under Aleksandar Sotirov. Initially he competed for the team of Trakiya, and after 1984 – for the team of Spartak, after gymnastics was returned as a competing discipline. He became part of the national team of Bulgaria in 1990. After 1996 he moved to live and work in the USA. He returned to Bulgaria in 2008, when he was elected Secretary General of the Bulgarian Federation of Gymnastics. In the same year he became a senior coach of the national team of Bulgaria. Krasimir Dunev has been the President of the Bulgarian Gymnastics Federation since 2013.

Project "Establishing Youth Centre in the city of Plovdiv", with the financial support of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009-2014 ДО3-9/28.01.2014