KISYOV Blagovest
Date of Birth14/04/1986 - PARVOMAI (BUL)
Height180 cm/5'11"


School, universityNational Sports Academy Vasil Levski, Sofia
Started competing1996
Language(s) spokenBulgarian, ENG, GER, Serbian, Russian, Indonesian
Club nameBadminton Klub VIAS Sofia

Music, singing, reading

Major sporting achievements

2014 Botswana International – semifinals | Israel International – 2nd
2013 Bulgaria Eurasia International – semifinals
2005 ECh, doubles – 1st | EJCh – 5th

Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships

Most memorable performance

2014 Bulgarian International against the European champion Marc Zwiebler

Additional information / What would you like people to know about you?

I started playing badminton at the age of 10 in my home town of Parvomay. By 15, I moved to a club in a bigger city nearby in order to have better training conditions. I joined the junior national team at that time and started representing Bulgaria on various events. In 2005, I moved to Sofia and entered the National Sports Academy. In 2006, I started working as an assistant coach in the BWF Sofia training centre simultaneously while training with the national team players. Unfortunately in 2009 I injured in my back and had to quit playing for 1.5 years. I resumed training and competing in October 2010. I have attended different training programmes and camps in Malaysia, Indonesia and Europe which has helped me obtain better knowledge and improve my game. My main goal is to qualify for the 2016 Olympics. Participating in Baku 2015 will be the biggest event I have played in so far and I am looking forward to a good performance and achieving a high spot for Bulgaria.

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