Hristo made his first fencing steps at age 13. He started his adventure in Bulgarian club 'Slavia' under instruction of Nikola Svechnikov. He was a member of Bulgarian National Team, competed twice in Olympic Games and won many medals at World Cups and other international tournaments.
Hristo has been coaching since 1992, first in Europe, then in U.S. and now in Canada. In 2013 he was honored by the FIE (International Fencing Federation) and included in the international fencing Hall of Fame.
Many of Hristo's high school students received scholarships for their fencing achievements to prestige Ivy League universities such as Princeton, Northwestern, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University and Ohio State University. Hristo is fluent in English, Bulgarian and Russian and has basic understanding of Polish and French.
Olympic Games in Moscow, Russia, 1980 - 5th place individual, 8th place team;
Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, 1988 – 21st place individual, 8th place team;
World championships in Vienna, Austria, 1983 – 3rd place individual, 2nd place team;
World championships in Barcelona, Spain, 1985 - 2nd place individual, 2nd place team;
World championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, 1986 - 3rd place team;
World championships in Lausanne, Switzerland, 1987 - 2nd place team;
World Cup in Nancy, France, 1982 - 2nd place;
World Cup in Budapest, Hungary, 1983 - 1st place;
World Cup in New York, US, 1984 - 3rd place;
World Cup in Sofia, Bulgaria, 1988 - 2nd place;
World Cup in Abano Terme, Italy, 1989 - 3rd place;
Masters in Monaco, Monaco, 1990 - 3rd place;
Five times winner of Bulgarian National Cup.
1979 Bulgarian Nat. Team
1980 World Cup in Russia
1988 Olympic Games
2014 Hristo's proteges ranked No. 3 in the U.S. women’s saber rankings; No. 7 in the world women's saber ranking and No. 5th in the world junior women saber ranking;
2014 one of his students was included in U.S. Olympic Team;
2014 Junior World Championship in Plovdiv, Bulgaria – 3rd place;
2014 World Cup Women's Sabre in Dakar, Senegal – 3rd place;
2013 NCAA Championship: 1st place and 3rd place individually; 1st place as part of Princeton team;
2013 Junior Women's Sabre World Cup in Udine, Italy – 1st place;
2013 Junior Saber World Cup in Sosnowiec, Poland – 2nd place;
2013 Challenge Yves Brasseur in Gent, Belgium – 7th place;
2013 Coupe Du Monde in Phoenix, USA – 7th place;
2010 European Cadet Circuit in Meylan, France– 1st place Team; 3rd place individual;
2008 Junior World Cup in Montreal, Canada – 1st place;
Seasons 2002 - 2014: over 220 medals from Summer Nationals, Junior Olympics and North American Cups.