Atanas Kirov was born on September 24, 1946, and died on January 27, 2017.
He was a Bulgarian bantamweight weightlifter.
Kirov won the world titles and three European titles, between 1973 and 1975
He had also set two world records in the total. He competed in the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics and placed seventh and fifth, respectively.
Atanas Kirov passed away at 70 years old.