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KIRYAKOV Georgi
Sport Para athletics, Para powerlifting
NPC Bulgaria   
GenderMen
Age33
Place of BirthTopolovgrad, BUL
Height1.91 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F55
Further Personal Information
Residence
Topolovgrad, BUL
Occupation
Clerk
Languages
Bulgarian, English
Higher education
Geography, Tourism - Veliko Tarnovo University: Bulgaria
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at age six and began Para athletics in 2011 in Kazanlak, Bulgaria.
Why this sport?
"My father was doing sport and he used to take me to all the different stadiums. Sport always helped me in difficult situations, so 10 days after my accident I started to train in the hospital."
Club / Team
NSA Sofia: Bulgaria
Name of coach
Svetla Mitkova [BUL], from 2013
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Bulgaria
Tournament
World Games
Location
Sharjah, UAE
General Interest
Nicknames
Gosho (sakarnews.info, 15 Oct 2016)
Hobbies
Watching Spanish football team Real Madrid. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the F55 javelin at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
He has been named Sportsman of the Year in Topolovgrad, Bulgaria, on seven occasions. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019; marica.bg, 19 Dec 2018; sakarnews.info, 27 Dec 2017)
Other sports
He was a member of the Bulgarian national arm wrestling team. (sakarnews.info, 15 Oct 2016; za-zdraveto.com, 11 May 2017)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident in March 2007, which resulted in paraplegia. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; blitz.bg, 05 Apr 2013)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a clerk at County Office of Topolovgrad, in charge of tourism and culture. (ep202five.bnt.bg, 25 Apr 2019)

WORLD RUN
He has been an ambassador of the 'Wings for Life World Run' international athletics initiative in Bulgaria. (za-zdraveto.com, 11 May 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
7 2015 Javelin Throw F55 27.22
9 2015 Shot Put F55 9.67
6 2017 Javelin Throw F55 26.68
8 2017 Shot Put F55 9.19
11 2019 Shot Put F55 9.45
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 Javelin Throw F56 24.44
13 2014 Shot Put F53/54/55 9.32
4 2016 Javelin Throw F55 27.48
7 2016 Shot Put F55 9.53
3 2018 Javelin Throw F55 28.03
  2018 Shot Put F55  NoM