Emil Dimitrov from Bulgaria

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    Hello from Sofia, Bulgaria! This is my badminton diary.

    Emil Dimitrov, 31 years old, very passionate about badminton and sports in general.

    Started playing badminton in 6th grade at school. In high school, spent 4 years in one of the best clubs in Bulgaria - VIAS. That helped me earn some tournament awards for me and my school.

    When entered the University, I tried but couldn't find a way to continue playing. I started playing American football and spent 6 wonderful years in two of the best teams on the Balkans - Sofia Warriors and Sofia Bulldozers. My weight (I'm a big guy) was an advantage for my football position (DT/OL). Due to the high risk of injuries though, I decided to put an end to my football career and after a nearly 10-year pause, return to my first love - badminton.

    The return happened in February 2017 when I found a badminton hall near my new home. I considered myself a decent player due to my school years' success but diving into the Men Singles was a tough reality-check, also a priceless lesson. I realized how much I had to learn and how many things I needed to improve in order to be competitive.

    The first medal came in July 2017 when I reached the MS4 final game.

    2018 was a huge success with 11 medals, 2 of which gold. I won Division 3 League in Sofia in Men Singles and finished 2nd in Men Doubles. My consistent appearances in the Bulgarian Badminton Circuit competitions all over the country and the bronze medal in Kardzhali earned me the 2nd place in 2018 BBC Division 4 MS. A wonderful year with a total of 34 appearances, emotions, travelling and new friends.

    2019 started awfully. Fatigued body and underestimated flu caused serious health issues that put me out of the game for several months. Getting back in shape under strong medication was a tough physical and mental challenge. The lesson learned - know and respect your limits. Second half of the year was fine. The biggest succes so far was the MD2 silver medal in November. Will probably try to focus on Doubles in 2020. Update: A wonderful finish of the year, as I have won the TCE Christmas Event in Men's Doubles.

    2020 STATISTICS: See next post


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    2019 STATISTICS:
    TCE 2019 MS League Overall Ranking: 37
    TCE 2019 MS League Division 3 Ranking: 11
    TCE 2019 MD League Overall Ranking: 38
    TCE 2019 MD League Division 3 Ranking: 6
    2019 Bulgarian Badminton Circuit Overall Ranking: 68
    2019 Bulgarian Badminton Circuit Division 4 MS Ranking: 6
    2019 Appearances: 20
    2019 Medals: 4
    2019 Gold Medals: 2

    EVENTS IN 2019:
    -health issues-
    TCE Open #1, Sofia - Missed
    Bulgarian Badminton Circuit Round 1, Galabovo - Missed
    TCE Open #2, Sofia - Missed
    Bulgarian Badminton Circuit Round 2, Gabrovo - Missed
    TCE Open #3, Sofia - Missed

    20 April 2019, Sofia - TCE Open #4 MD4 - 1st place
    21 April 2019, Sofia - TCE Open #4 MS3 - Groupstage
    17 May 2019, Sofia - Bulgarian Badminton Circuit Round 3 MS4 - Quarterfinals
    01 June 2019, Sofia - TCE Open #5 MD3 - Groupstage
    02 June 2019, Sofia - TCE Open #5 MS3 - Groupstage
    TCE Open #6, Sofia - Missed
    14 Jul 2019, Sofia - TCE Open #7 MS3 - Groupstage
    26 Jul 2019, Haskovo - Bulgarian Badminton Circuit Round 4 ME4 - Quarterfinals
    TCE Open #8, Sofia - Missed
    Bulgarian Badminton Circuit Round 5, Burgas - Missed
    20 Sep 2019, Ruse - Bulgarian Badminton Circuit Round 6 MS4 - Quarterfinals
    21 Sep 2019, Ruse - Bulgarian Badminton Circuit Round 6 MD4 - Groupstage
    28 Sep 2019, Sofia - TCE Open #9 MD3 - 4th place
    29 Sep 2019, Sofia - TCE Open #9 MS3 - Groupstage

    26 Oct 2019, Sofia - TCE Open #10 MD3 - 2nd place
    27 Oct 2019, Sofia - TCE Open #10 MS3 - Quarterfinals
    09 Nov 2019, Sofia - TCE Open #11 MD2 - 2nd place
    10 Nov 2019, Sofia - TCE Open #11 MS3 - Groupstage
    22 Nov 2019, Stara Zagora - Bulgarian Badminton Circuit Round 7 MS4 - Quarterfinals
    23 Nov 2019, Stara Zagora - Bulgarian Badminton Circuit Round 7 MD4 - Groupstage
    30 Nov 2019, Kozloduy - AEC Christmas Open MD - Groupstage
    30 Nov 2019, Kozloduy - AEC Christmas Open XD - Griupstage
    TCE Open #12, Sofia - Missed

    21 Dec 2019, Sofia - TCE Christmas Event MD2 - 1st place


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    2018 STATISTICS:
    TCE 2018 MS League Overall Ranking:
    11th
    TCE 2018 MS League Division 3 Ranking: 1st place
    TCE 2018 MD League Division 3 Ranking: 2nd place

    2018 Bulgarian National Badminton Series Overall Ranking: 42nd
    2018 Bulgarian National Badminton Series Division 4 MS Ranking: 2nd place
    2018 Appearances: 34
    2018 Medals: 11
    2018 Gold Medals: 2

    EVENTS IN 2018:
    13 January 2018, Sofia - Bulgarian National Badminton Series Round 1 MD4 - Groupstage
    14 January 2018, Sofia - Bulgarian National Badminton Series Round 1 MS3 - Groupstage
    11 February 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #1 MS4 - 4th place
    23 February 2018, Galabovo - Bulgarian National Badminton Series Round 2 MS4 - 6th place
    17 March 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #2 MD4 - 3rd place
    18 March 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #2 MS4 - 4th place
    -Promoted to MS3, TCE League-
    14 April 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #3 MD3 - 4th place
    15 April 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #3 MS3 - 6th place
    27 April 2018, Gabrovo - Bulgarian National Badminton Series Round 3 MS4 - 5th place
    28 April 2018, Gabrovo - Bulgarian National Badminton Series Round 3 MD4 - 9th place
    05 May 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #4 MD3 - 1st place
    06 May 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #4 MS3 - 3rd place
    25 May 2018, Ruse - Bulgarian National Badminton Series Round 4 MS4 - Groupstage
    26 May 2018, Ruse - Bulgarian National Badminton Series Round 4 MD4 - Groupstage
    02 June 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #5 MD4 - 3rd place
    03 June 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #5 MS3 - Groupstage
    07 July 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #6 MD3 - 2nd place
    08 July 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #6 MS3 - 4th place
    28 July 2018, Haskovo - Bulgarian National Badminton Series Round 5 MS4 - Groupstage
    29 July 2018, Haskovo - Bulgarian National Badminton Series Round 5 MD4 - Groupstage
    18 August 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #7 MD3 - 1st place
    19 August 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #7 MS3 - 3rd place

    -Promoted to MD2, TCE League-
    29 September 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #8 MD2 - 3rd place
    30 September 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #8 MS3 - 4th place
    19 October 2018, Kardzhali - Bulgarian National Badminton Series Round 6 MS4 - 3rd place
    20 October 2018, Kardzhali - Bulgarian National Badminton Series Round 6 MD4 - Groupstage
    27 October 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #9 MD2 - 3rd place
    28 October 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #9 MS3 - 6th place
    23 November 2018, Stara Zagora - Bulgarian National Badminton Series Round 7 MS4 - 5th place
    24 November 2018, Stara Zagora - Bulgarian National Badminton Series Round 7 MD4 - Round of 16
    01 December 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #10 MD2 - Groupstage
    02 December 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #10 MS3 - 8th place
    22 December 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #11 MD3 - 2nd place
    23 December 2018, Sofia - TCE Open #11 MS3 - 5th place

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    2017 STATISTICS:
    TCE 2017 MS League Overall Ranking:
    41st
    TCE 2017 MS League Division 4 Ranking: 9th
    2017 Bulgarian National Badminton Series Overall Ranking: Unranked
    2017 Bulgarian National Badminton Series Division 4 Ranking: Unranked
    2017 Appearances: 11
    2017 Medals: 2
    2017 Gold Medals: 0

    EVENTS IN 2017:
    15 January 2017 - TCE Open #1 - Missed
    12 March 2017 - TCE Open #2 - Groupstage MS4
    09 April 2017 - TCE Open #3 - Groupstage MS4
    07 May 2017 - TCE Open #4 - Groupstage MS4
    04 June 2017 - TCE Open #5 - Groupstage MS4
    02 July 2017 - TCE Open #6 - 2nd place MS4
    27 August 2017 - TCE Open #7 - Missed
    16 September 2017 - TCE Open #8 MD4 - Groupstage
    17 September 2017 - TCE Open #8 MS4 - Groupstage
    14 October 2017 - TCE Open #9 MD4 - 3rd place
    15 October 2017 - TCE Open #9 MS4 - Groupstage
    04 November 2017 - TCE Open #10 MD4 - 4th place
    05 November 2017 - TCE Open #10 MS4 - 4th place
    -knee injury-
    17 December 2017 - TCE Open #11 - Missed

    Rackets:
    2018 - Yonex Voltric 100 LD Force 3UG5 (main)
    2018 - Spartan Titanium Pro
    2018 - Spartan Pro 300
    2018 - Yonex Voltric Power Storm (sub)
    2017 - Artengo BR 860P
    2002 - Rossignol Energy
    2001 - Rossignol White Power
     
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    2020 STATISTICS:
    TCE 2020 MS League Overall Ranking: 11
    TCE 2020 MS League Division 3 Ranking: 4
    TCE 2020 MD League Overall Ranking: 8
    TCE 2020 MD League Division 3 Ranking: 2
    2020 Bulgarian Badminton Circuit Overall Ranking: Unranked
    2020 Bulgarian Badminton Circuit Division 4 MS Ranking: Unranked
    2020 Bulgarian Badminton Circuit Division 4 MD Ranking: Unranked
    2020 Appearances: 4
    2020 Medals: 3
    2020 Gold Medals: 1

    EVENTS IN 2020:
    11 Jan 2020, Sofia - TCE Open #1 MD3 - 3rd place
    12 Jan 2020, Sofia - TCE Open #1 MS3 - 4th place
    08 Feb 2020, Sofia - TCE Open #2 MD3 - 1st place
    09 Feb 2020, Sofia - TCE Open #2 MS3 - 3rd place
     
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