It all fell into place for Bulgaria’s Miroslav Iliev who claimed individual gold at the FEI Balkan Eventing Championships 2013 at Sighisoara, Romania last weekend with a stalwart performance riding Lazuren. At the 2012 fixture staged in Eskisehir, Turkey, his medal chances were shattered by three fences down in the final Jumping phase, leaving fellow-countryman, Ivan Dobrev, to take the title.
By Louise Parkes
FEI Balkan Eventing Championships 2013
Sighisoara (ROM), 28 May 2013
Photo Caption: On the podium for the FEI Balkan Eventing Championships 2013 at Sighisoara, Romania : (left to right) silver medallist Ivan Dobrev (BUL), gold medallist Miroslav Iliev (BUL) and bronze medallist Viorel Bubau (ROM). Photo: FEI/George Isfan.
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FEI Balkan Eventing Senior Individual Championship 2013: GOLD – Lazuren (Miroslav Iliev) BUL 59.42; SILVER – Solaris (Ivan Dobrev) BUL 65.50; BRONZE – Arcitic (Viorel Babau) ROM 67.38.
4, Nazir (Svetlin Krastanov) BUL 78.46; 5, Carnaval ll (Irimia Bogdan Constantin) ROM 89.37; 6, Antalya (Kadra Celik) TUR 90.38; 7, Zambo (Feri Simge Ozaltindere) TUR 117.70; 8, Akdeniz (Mustafa Sahin) TUR 186.80.