The 14th European Muay Thai Championship was held in Belgorod, Russia from August 20-26. Bulgaria has once again emerged as one of the top European countries in this sport. All 7 of the Bulgarian participants won a silverware – 4 golden, 2 silver and 1 bronze.
Peter Stoykov (71 kg) and Georgi Georgiev (60 kg) finished second in their categories. Georgiev faced a Russian fighter in the final, as the Bulgarian had a bad break. Both fighters landed elbows at the same time and after a medical intervention, it became clear that Georgiev has suffered a broken nose and the fight was called off.
Last, but not least, Plamen Kolev won a bronze medal. The team was led by Nikolay Atanasov (head coach) and Mario Kirilov (assistant coach).