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Philip Milanov

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Philip Milanov born 6 July 1991 is a Belgian discus thrower He is a five-time Belgian champion and the 2015 World University Games champion in men's discus throw


Milanov was born in Bruges, Belgium on 6 July 1991 His father and coach, Emil Milanov, was himself a discus thrower in his native Bulgaria before moving to Belgium in 1989 Philip Milanov won the Belgian junior championship in 2010 with a throw of 5428 m 175 kg, ranking him fourth on the Belgian all-time junior list In 2011 he represented Belgium at the European Team Championships First League, placing ninth with 5488 m; at that summer's Belgian championships he was second to Maarten Persoon of the Netherlands but the top Belgian, winning his first national senior title He repeated as Belgian champion in 2012

Milanov broke 60 metres for the first time in 2013, setting a Belgian under-23 record of 6181 m in Vilvoorde and placing fifth at the European U23 Championships in Tampere He continued to improve in 2014, breaking Jo Van Daele's old Belgian record 6424 m by eight centimetres in Lille on 23 February and improving the record further to 6602 m at the FBK Games in Hengelo on 8 June; he was Belgian champion for the fourth consecutive year 6057 m and made his debut in the IAAF Diamond League Milanov was eliminated in the qualification round at the 2014 European Championships in Zürich; Track & Field News ranked him ninth in the world that year, his first top 10 ranking

Milanov broke his own Belgian record again in Kessel-Lo on 25 April 2015, throwing 6643 m and meeting the qualification standard for the 2015 World Championships in Beijing In July 2015 he won gold with 6415 m at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea He unexpectedly scored his first Diamond League victory two weeks later at the London Grand Prix; in rainy conditions, he threw 6514 m to defeat a field that included Diamond Race leader Piotr Małachowski of Poland In August 2015 he broke again his Belgian record and met the qualification standard for the 2016 Olympic Games On 29 August 2015 at the World Championships in Beijing, where he took silver, Milanov, improved his national record to 6690 m


  1. ^ a b "Philip Milanov, Bruggeling met Bulgaarse roots" in Dutch diamondleaguecom 24 June 2014 Retrieved 25 July 2015 
  2. ^ "Philip Milanov gaat weg bij OB Brugge" in Dutch Het Nieuwsblad 19 October 2010 Retrieved 25 July 2015 
  3. ^ a b c Philip Milanov profile at Tilastopaja
  4. ^ "Milanov Philip" in Dutch Vlaamse Atletiekliga Retrieved 25 July 2015 
  5. ^ "Discuswerper Philip Milanov naar VAC" in Dutch Het Nieuwsblad 29 October 2013 Retrieved 25 July 2015 
  6. ^ "World Rankings — Men's Discus" PDF Track & Field News Retrieved 25 July 2015 
  7. ^ "Discuswerper Philip Milanov verbetert eigen BR en heeft WK- en OS-limiet beet" in Dutch De Standaard 25 April 2015 Retrieved 25 July 2015 
  8. ^ "Universiade Gwangju: Discuswerper Philip Milanov verovert goud" in Dutch De Standaard 11 July 2015 Retrieved 25 July 2015 
  9. ^ Brown, Matthew 24 July 2015 "Hughes provides London's sparkle – IAAF Diamond League" IAAF Retrieved 25 July 2015 
  10. ^ "Kupper jäi Teemantliigal kaheksandaks, võitis Belgia üllatusmees" in Estonian Õhtuleht 24 July 2015 Retrieved 25 July 2015 
  11. ^ "Discuswerper Milanov verbetert Belgisch record en pakt olympisch ticket" in Dutch Het Nieuwsblad 8 August 2015 Retrieved 8 August 2015 
  12. ^ Zilver voor Belgische discuswerper Philip Milanov

External links

  • Philip Milanov profile at IAAF

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