Wednesday, 09 August 2023
The Mayor of Ruse Pencho Milkov awarded the European champion in weightlifting up to 17 Djan Zarkov as "Athlete of the month". The initiative for the awarding of outstanding students from Sports School "Major Atanas Uzunov" - Ruse is the director Evgeni Nedev. Its aim is to recognize not only proven athletes in the sport, but also those who have shown excellent results in the learning process.
Zarkov is a graduate of the coaches Kristina and Radoslav Atanasovi from the Heavy Athletics Sports Club - Ruse and in July won gold at the international competition in Moldova, for which he received a cash prize from the mayor. He triumphed in the under 49 kg category and collected a fight weight of 187 kg (80 kg in the snatch and 107 kg in the clean and jerk), thus overtaking Italian Ettore Pilato by one kilogram in the standings.
"The European title is a responsibility, but being Athlete of the Month means setting an example not only in the gym among your teammates, but especially for your classmates in the Sports School. Keep inspiring them with your diligence and achievements," Milkov said to the 16-year-old athlete.
The next challenge for Djan is the World Weightlifting Championships in Mexico, where he will compete in the 55kg category and is already actively training.