Antonio Krastev

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Antonio Krastev (Bulgarian: Антонио Кръстев) (1961 – 9 July 2020) was a Bulgarian super heavyweight weightlifter. He was best known for his 1987 heaviest ever snatch in IWF competition, at 216 kg.[1]

He was a two-time World Weightlifting Championships gold medalist and two time European Weightlifting Championships gold medalist, but never competed in the Olympic Games. He was originally supposed to represent Bulgaria at the 1988 Winter Olympics in the superheavyweight category.[2]

He died at the age of 58 in a car accident on 9 July 2020 in Minnesota.[3]

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  1. "Rio 2016: Weightlifting". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 17 April 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Janofsky, Michael (April 22, 1992). "Weight Lifting; An Olympic Dream Is Deferred" – via NYTimes.com.
  3. "Почина великият български щангист Антонио Кръстев". nova.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2020-07-10.