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Mikhail Zhelev

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Mikhail Zhelev (Bulgarian: Михаил Желев) (15 July 1943 – 5 January 2021) was a Bulgarian athlete. He was born in Sliven, Bulgaria. He competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics, finishing 6th and in the 1972 Summer Olympics, finishing 12th.[1] He won a gold medal at the 1969 European Athletics Championships.

Zhelev died on 5 January 2021 at the age of 77.[2]

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  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Mikhail Zhelev". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  2. На 77 години почина големият лекоатлет Михаил Желев (in Bulgarian)