Stefan Kolimechkov Official website

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I am Dr Stefan Kolimechkov and this is my official website. Here you will find a lot of information about my career as a sports teacher and my research in sport and exercise science.

Dr Stefan Kolimechkov - Bio


Here is a brief biography about myself, including my professional qualifications, scientific publications, memberships and affiliations, letters of reference, awards, etc.

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Technologies in Physical Education and Sport and Exercise Science

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During the last few years, my colleagues and I developed different tools for assessing our physical fitness. Now I am in a position to offer these technologies to all of you...

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Research in Sports and Exercise Sciences


This section includes information about my research including published articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as presentations in international academic conferences.

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Stefan Kolimechkov - Sports Career

Sports Career

Artistic Gymnastics is considered to be one of the most difficult and beautiful sports ever. Inspirational videos, amazing photos, moments of a lifetime...

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Latest News & Events

  • I presented our study on physical fitness of young artistic gymnasts at the UK's top conference in sport and exercise sciences, BASES Conference 2018 in Harrogate, England on 28 November 2018.


  • 2019 London Regional Championships

    2019 Men's London Regional Championships

    31 March 2019
    I am taking part at the 2019 Men's London Regional Championships on 31 March this year. I have not competed for nearly two years due to injuries, so I am really excited to perform on the Rings once again. Never Give Up on Your Dreams!

  • Doctor Stefan Kolimechkov at the 2018 BASES Conference

    BASES Conference 2018

    28 November 2018
    At this conference I presented preliminary findings from our study on physical fitness of young artistic gymnasts, which is part of the following project: Assessment of the Physical Development in Bulgarian Artistic Gymnasts, won by my colleagues and I, and funded by Grant ‘08/15.02.2018’ from the National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria. Our presentation was part of the 5 slides in 5 minutes Free communication sessions at the BASES Conference in Harrogate.

  • 2018 FIEP European Congress

    Presenting our research at the 13th FIEP European Congress and 29th FIEP World Congress in Istanbul, Turkey

    28 September 2018
    I presented our research during the parallel sessions at the 13th FIEP European Congress & 29th FIEP World Congress in Istanbul. Our study was concerned with the reference gap in the European physical fitness percentile scores for the Alpha-fit test battery. The abstract was published as conference proceedings, and together with our presentation are both available for download.

  • European Journal of  Physical Education and Sport Science

    Tool for assessing specific endurance in female karate practitioners

    26 July 2018
    Our study establishes the functional state of female karate practitioners during a Shotokan style kumite competition by measuring changes in the concentration of capillary blood lactate, and provides a competitive bout model for estimation of the specific enfurance in female karate practitioners. The study was supported by Grant ЦРАС-06/06-04-2017 from the National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria.

  • Journal of Advanced Sport Technology

    Our Software has been published in a Peer-Reviewed Journal

    12 July 2018
    BeepShuttle Junior is our new software, which assesses the aerobic fitness of children and adolescents based on age- and gender specific international norms. The software was originally presented at the 12th FIEP European Congress in Luxembourg, in 2017. After this Congress, the study was built upon further and the complete article was accepted in the Journal of Advanced Sport Technology in July 2018.

  • Significant Events of 2018 - PhD Degree

    On 30 May 2018, at the age of 30, I was officially admitted to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

    30 May 2018
    It was an honor to present my Doctoral Dissertation in front of this audience, including the Scientific Jury for this Official PhD Defence, lecturers and researchers from 3 Departments of the National Sports Academy (Biochemistry and Physiology, Gymnastics, and Physical Education), as well as parents of the gymnasts I coached and their children.


The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences The European College of Sport Science British Gymnastics The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity The European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs UK) Elite Gymnastics Academy CIC, London