Born on 26.06.1960 in Asenovgrad
Rumen Aleksandrov is Olympic vice-champion from 1980 in Moscow, Russia. He was champion of Europe in 1980, in Belgrade, Serbia. Aleksandrov is also Champion of Europe and World Champion for Youth in 1978 in Athens, Greece.
He started training weightlifting in 1971 under Gancho Karushkov. He graduated from the Vasil Levski Sports School and competed for the team of Maritsa Plovdiv (1971 – 1978) and for the team of CSKA (1978 – 1982). Since 1982 he has been a coach at the team of CSKA. Between 1989 and 1992 he worked with the national team of Bulgaria. He shared his experience in many countries around the world, including the United States and Colombia.