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Ventsislav AYDARSKI
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Bulgaria   
GenderMen
Born17 Feb 1991 in Sandanski, BUL
Height1.74 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sandanski, BUL
Languages
Bulgarian, English
Higher education
Coaching - Vasil Levski National Sports Academy: Sofia, BUL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age seven in Sandanski, Bulgaria.
Why this sport?
Swimming was popular in his hometown of Sandanski, Bulgaria, and he was introduced to the sport when he went to school.
Club / Team
Vihren Sandanski: Bulgaria
Name of coach
Nikolay Vakareev [personal], BUL
General Interest
Nicknames
Ventsi (viasport.bg, 15 Jun 2010)
Hobbies
Playing tennis. (Athlete, 18 Aug 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 10km race at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 18 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Nikolay Vakareev. (viaranews.com, 11 Feb 2015)
Injuries
He suffered a shoulder injury in March 2017. (vox64.com, 26 Apr 2017)

He suffered an eye injury at the 2010 European Junior Open Water Championships in Hoorn, Netherlands. (struma.com, 05 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours
He was named 2013 Athlete of the Year in Sandanski, Bulgaria. (dariknews.bg, 17 Dec 2013)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from competitive swimming in 2018. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
28 2012 London, ENG 1500m Freestyle 15:34.86
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 800m Freestyle 8:13.07
Heats 2011 Shanghai, CHN 1500m Freestyle 15:46.33
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
20 2010 Dubai, UAE 1500m Freestyle 15:16.37
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 400m Freestyle 3:53.80
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:38.45
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:16.03
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
20 2009 Istanbul, TUR 1500m Freestyle 15:17.21
32 2008 Rijeka, CRO 400m Freestyle 3:56.01
18 2008 Rijeka, CRO 1500m Freestyle 15:23.46
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
14 2017 Budapest, HUN 10km 1:52:30.2
20 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km 55:00.5
46 2015 Kazan, RUS 10km 1:53:58.6
25 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 1:50:00.2
20 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km 53:45.6
31 2009 Rome, ITA 10km 1:55:53.5
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
18 2018 Glasgow, SCO 10km 1:50:40.5
21 2018 Glasgow, SCO 5km 53:24.4
22 2014 Berlin, GER 10km 1:50:44.9
13 2014 Berlin, GER 5 km 55:59.6
29 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:57:20.2
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
69 2018   10km  
36 2018 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:59:55.39
33 2017   10km  
36 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:47:18.0
25 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:53:32.1
19 2017 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:32:02.0
27 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:48:18.00
14 2015 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:55:15.00
22 2012 Eilat, ISR 10km 1:53:53.20
10 2009 Varna, BUL 10km 2:03:41.67