The Bulgarian national in the Alpine Kamen Zlatkov (Moten) won today’s two Julen Cup slaloms, which were held on track No. 8 in Bansko. In the day’s first race, Zlatkov won with a total time of 1:14.01 minutes. He was ahead of the Australian Hugh Macadam by 2.04 sec and Konstantin Stoilov (Vitosha ski).
In the second men’s race, 25-year-old Zlatkov was again above everyone with a result of 1:15.11 min. 0.56 seconds behind him was his younger brother Kalin Zlatkov (Yulen). The ladder of honour was completed by the American Will Uttendorfer 3.22 seconds from the winner.
The ladies also had a Bulgarian victory, albeit in only one of the two slaloms. Born in Italy, but competing for Bulgaria, Louise Bertani (Vitosha Ski) triumphed in the morning start in Bansko with a time of 1:25.76 minutes. Belgian El Kempeners remained in second place at 2.01 seconds, and Boyana Radeva (Julene) finished third at 2.33 seconds.
In the afternoon start, the victory with 1:22.34 minutes was for the Swiss Anina Zurbrigen. Julia Zlatkova (Julene) came second at 1.54 seconds, and Bertani remained third with a passive of 3.14 seconds.
47 competitors from 11 countries took part. On March 30, the giant slaloms for the Balkan Cup will also be held in Bansko. The organizers of the competitions are Julen AD and BFski.
On the other hand, Bansko 2023 World Youth Champion Tervel Zamfirov (SK Julen) won the first title in the men’s State Championship today. On track No. 8 in Bansko, he beat the flu and temperature competitor Radoslav Yankov (Amer Sports), who, yesterday on the same course, won his 15th state title.
In the small final yesterday, the world champion in the Bansko 2023 parallel slalom Petar Gergievski (Amer Sports) was imposed over the two-time world silver medalist Alexander Krashnyak (SK Julen).
In the women’s race, Czech competitors dominated and chose the distinctions. In the final, Adela Ketslikova won against Sophie Biegelova. Hana Otipkova decorated herself with bronze.
Zhivka Uzunova (Amer Sports) ranked fifth in the general ranking and took the gold. National champion in yesterday’s parallel giant slalom Yordanka Andonova (Amer Sports) finished second among the Bulgarians and sixth in the general ranking. Savina Dimitrova (SK Julen) took bronze in the Bulgarian championship after finishing eighth in the final order.
Among the prize-winners were Georgi Bobev, Vice President of BFSki, Georgi Atanasov, national team coach Radoslav Yankov, Anatoly Zamfirov, coach Victor Gichev, flight director of the competition and all coaches from the clubs who participated in the championship.
Competitors from 7 countries participated from abroad and competed in the youth world championship. The organizers of the tournament were July AD and the Bulgarian Ski Federation. All results can be seen at www.bfski.com.