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On the podium at the 1969 World Weightlifting Championships

Atanas Kirov (Bulgarian: Атанас Киров, 24 September 1946 – 27 January 2017) was a Bulgarian bantamweight weightlifter. He was born in Burgas, Bulgaria.


From 1973 and 1975, he won the world titles and three European titles and set two world records in the total. He competed in the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics and placed seventh and fifth, respectively.


Kirov died on 27 January 2017 in Sofia from a heart attack, aged 70.

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