Help Bulgarian Portraits of Shame Project

Bulgarian photographer started a personal project of his own called “Portraits of Shame” which is showing the conditions under which famous Bulgarian sportsmen train and accomplish their amazing achievements. You have to understand these are some of the most successful sportsmen of the city and Bulgaria, let alone in human civilization as well. We home this news will influence Bulgarian government to help their gifted athletes so they could earn even better titles and enjoy their training in decent conditions. Ivaylo Petrov as a photographer now is hoping to drive the public attention towards the problems, which are deeply rooted in his country and which drive major discontent with our government on a regular basis.

Ivaylo also said he is a firm believer in the sentence that art is not a mirror to reflect reality, but a hammer to shape it and I hope that if this project gains enough momentum and public attention, there would be a reaction from the people, who are able to make things better for them. More info: Facebook

Bogomil Petrov

Born on 20 November 1939 in Vidin. In May 1964 he set the first world record for the Bulgarian weightlifting and first record for the country after WWII. In Sofia’s regional weightlifting tournament he overcame the weight of 140kg, which is more than the Russian record in the “lifting” discipline – cat. 67.5kg.

Boris Nedylkov

Rower for the kayak clubs “Bdin” and “Vanto – Vidin”. Currently a rower for the SC Levski, Sofia. Eight time republican champion of Bulgaria in the single kayak – in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. The only Bulgarian competitor in the Junior Olympics in Singapore 2010. Sixth in the European championship in Croatia in 2011 for juniors. Ranked 10th in the Junior World Championship in 2012.

Tsvetelina Tsvetanova

Competes for SC “Wrestling, Sambo, Judo” – Vidin. Four times world champion in Sambo for girls under 18. Two times European champion for girls in Sambo. Two times bronze medalist in Judo in European and World Championship. In 2012 she won the title of European Champion for girls under 16, the same year she won the first place in the Balkan championship for Judo. Gold medalist and owner of the European cup for Judo in 2012 and 2015.

Stefan Iliev

Stefan Iliev is a Bulgarian sprint canoer who competed in the 1970s. He won a bronze medal in the C-2 10000 m event at the 1975 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Belgrade.

This is their training spot in this building

Between Showers and Hotel Stands this Hallway


The Showers where they clean up

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