Veso

Veselin Ovcharov

The first Bulgarian pilot to master infinity tumbling

Veso Ovcharov of Bulgaria seen during the Triple infinity tumbling Synchro World record project in Cappadocia, Turkey on June 21, 2015.
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Hi, my name is Veselin Ovcharov. My discipline is Aerobatic Paragliding. My friends call me Veso. I was born on 28 September 1982 in Bulgaria.

Bio

Despite being born into a family of scientists, from his earliest years it was apparent that Veso Ovcharov’s life would be dedicated to sport.

By the age of three, Veso took up skiing, before switching to freestyle snowboarding and graduating from the Bulgarian National Sport Academy with honours.

During his studies Veso discovered his real passion – paragliding, with a particular penchant for acrobatic paragliding. This discovery has literally transformed his life into an exhilarating journey that looks set to keep delivering adventure after adventure.

The early days of his career saw Veso focusing on competing in cross-country flying events, and after only one year of flying, the Bulgarian sportsman won his first international competition.

Success followed his first accolade, and in 2006 Veso earned his acro pilot colours in Nepal when he became the first Bulgarian pilot to master manoeuvres such as infinity tumbling.

Veso’s passion has led to some remarkable adventures around the world and allowed him to meet some of the most iconic names in the sport, exposing him to exciting and innovative projects such as 'Infinity Himalaya'.

In 2015 Veso, alongside Petar Lončar and Ondrej Prochazka, broke the Triple Infinity Tumbling World Record, with 126 synchronised Infinity Tumbles in Cappadocia, Turkey.

Veso is always on the hunt for new challenges and has set his sights on mastering an array of new disciplines, including the adrenaline-fuelled sport of BASE Jumping, so watch this space.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2015
    1. 1st Place: Vertigo Voss Expression Session

      3rd Place Overall

      Voss, Norway

  2. 2015
    1. Triple Infinity Tumbling World Record

      126 synchronised Infinity Tumbles with Petar Lončar and Ondrej Prochazka

      Cappadocia, Turkey

  3. 2014
    1. First BASE Jump

      El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, USA

  4. 2013
    1. World Record for Most Synchronised Infinity Tumbles

      181 Infinity Tumbles with Petar Loncar

      Primorsko, Bulgaria

    2. 7000m Altitude Gain

      K2, North Pakistan

  5. 2010
    1. 249 Infinity Tumbles

      Peru

  6. 2006
    1. 1st Place: Mounteq Open

      Bulgaria

    2. 200km XC Distance

      Bulgaria