Athlete of the Month October 2019

Despite his young age (23), Bogdan Shumarov is the leading Bulgarian kickboxer.

He won a silver medal at The World Games 2017, and he is European Champion and World Championship silver medallist in K-1 -71 kg. He is our Athlete of October 2019!

Bogdan Shumarov was born on 5 th October 1996 in the town of Petrich in south-western Bulgaria. He started kickboxing at the age of 13. So far he has won six national champion titles in K-1, is European Champion, was silver medallist at The World Games in Wroclaw and at the World Kickboxing Championships, and is a professional kickboxing athlete fighting in discipline K-1 -71kg. He is also a Balkan champion and World Cadets Champion. In 2021 he will be one of the top candidates fighting for victory at The World Games.

In his free time, Shumarov likes to train youngsters. He is fascinated by the pure energy and curiosity that kids have when they get on to the playing field.

The athlete himself is calm, dedicated to what he does, and patient. His adrenalin is to dominate in the ring, and his motivation is

Keep training hard and follow the dream.

Bogdan Shumarov will receive The World Games Athlete of the Month diploma as well as a branded gift from the Official Sponsor of Athlete of the Month, Protective Life.


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