Bulgarian Ex-wrestler Nikolay Shterev Dies Aged 33 Due to Coronavirus

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The 33-year-old Nikolay Shterev didn’t get well from coronavirus after being admitted to hospital on June 19.

  • AFP Sofia
  • Last Updated: July 16, 2020, 12:03 AM IST

Former Bulgarian wrestling champion Nikolay Shterev died Wednesday of Covid-19, the nation’s wrestling federation mentioned in an announcement.

The 33-year-old Shterev didn’t get well from the virus after being admitted to hospital in a severe situation on June 19.

Shterev, the son of Bulgaria’s legendary wrestling coach Simeon Shterev, gained the Dan Kolov worldwide match in 2011 within the 125-kilogramme class and in addition turned a nationwide champion in the identical class in 2018.

He ended his profession late final yr after testing optimistic for the banned substance cardarine and receiving a four-year ban from competitors.

Shterev’s father, who led Bulgarian feminine wrestler Stanka Zlateva to 2 Olympic and a number of world and European championships medals, has additionally been contaminated with the virus however is recovering.


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