Bulgaria: 11 facts on the Sochi 2014 Paralympics07.02.2014
The Balkan country will be celebrating its twentieth year competing at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.
• Bulgaria made its debut at the Paralympic Winter Games in 1994 and has taken part in every edition since.
• Bulgaria has yet to win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games.
• Bulgaria has participated in cross-country events at every Paralympic Winter Games edition since its debut in 1994. The only other sport it has competed in is biathlon in 2006.
• At the last two Paralympic Winter Games (2006 and 2010) all of Bulgaria's six athletes participated in a visually impaired event.
• Bulgaria has won 14 medals at the Paralympic Games: four gold, seven silver and three bronze. It has won 13 of these medals in athletics and one in swimming; a silver medal for Polina Dzhurova in women's 100m backstroke S6 in 1996.
• Georgi Sakelov is Bulgaria's most successful athlete with three gold medals and five in total, in discus throw and shot put in 1988, 1992 and 1996.
• Stela Eneva took two of these three medals in 2012, both silver. With three silver medals in total, she is Bulgaria's most decorated woman at the Paralympic Games.