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Records

2009Men's 200m Flying Start
  • New World Record: September 18, 2009, 82.819 MPH
  • Battle Mountain, Nevada, USA
  • Rider: Sam Whittingham
  • Vehicle: Varna Tempest
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
2009Women's 200m Flying Start
  • New World Record: September 18, 2009, 75.458 MPH
  • Battle Mountain, Nevada, USA
  • Rider: Barbara Buatois
  • Vehicle: Varna Tempest
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
2009Michigan Speed Challenge
  • New World Record: July 19, 2009, 90.6 km/h
  • Romeo, MI
  • Rider: Sam Whittingham
  • Vehicle: Varna Tempest
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
2009Michigan Speed Challenge
  • New Women's World Record: July 19, 2009, 84.02 km/h
  • Romeo, MI
  • Rider: Barbara Buatois
  • Vehicle: Varna Tempest
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
2006Dempsey-MacCready One Hour Record Attempt Results
  • New World Record: July 2, 2006 85.991 km/h
  • Casa Grande, Arizona
  • Rider: Fred Markham
  • Vehicle: Varna Mephisto
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
2006Dempsey-MacCready One Hour Record Attempt Results *
  • New British record: June 30, 2006 80.203 km/h
  • Casa Grande, Arizona
  • Rider: Rob English
  • Vehicle: Varna II
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
2005Women’s 200m Flying Start
  • New World Record: October 7, 2005 66.585 MPH
  • Battle Mountain, Nevada, USA
  • Rider: Lisa Vetterlein
  • Vehicle: Varna II
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev/Balfour
2004Dempsey-MacCready
  • New Record: July 31, 2004 84.215 km/h
  • Dudenhofen, Germany
  • Rider: Sam Whittingham
2002Men’s 200m Flying Start
  • New World Record: October 5, 2002 81 MPH
  • Battle Mountain, Nevada, USA
  • Rider: Sam Whittingham
  • Vehicle: Varna Diablo II
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
2002Women’s 200m Flying Start
  • New World Record: October 3, 2002 64.74 MPH
  • Battle Mountain, Nevada, USA
  • Rider: Andrea Blasecki
  • Vehicle: Varna Mephisto
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
2001Men’s 200m Flying Start
  • New Record: October 6, 2001 80.552 MPH in 5.554 sec
  • Battle Mountain, Nevada, USA
  • Rider: Sam Whittingham
  • Vehicle: Varna Diablo
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
2000Men’s 200m Flying Start, High Altitude, Single Rider
  • New Record: October 10, 2000 116.50 km/h in 6.18 sec
  • Battle Mountain, Nevada, USA
  • Rider: Sam Whittingham
  • Vehicle: Varna Mephisto
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
2000Women’s 200m Flying Start, High Altitude, Single Rider
  • New Record: October 10, 2000 86.96 km/h in 8.28 sec
  • Battle Mountain, Nevada, USA
  • Rider: Andrea Blaseckie
  • Vehicle: Varna II
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
1999Men’s 200m Flying Start, Low Altitude, Single Rider
  • New Record: July 30, 1999 100.6 km/h in 7.157 sec
  • Blainville, Quebec, Canada
  • Rider: Sam Whittingham
  • Vehicle: Varna Mephisto
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
1999Women’s 200m Flying Start, Low Altitude, Single Rider
  • New Record: July 23, 1999 79.03 km/h in 9.110 sec
  • Blainville, Quebec, Canada
  • Rider: Andrea Blaseckie
  • Vehicle: Varna II
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
1999Men’s 500m Flying Start, Single Rider
  • New Record: July 30, 1999 100.32 km/h in 17.942 sec
  • Blainville, Quebec, Canada
  • Rider: Sam Whittingham
  • Vehicle: Varna Mephisto
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
1999Women’s 500m Flying Start, Low Altitude, Single Rider
  • New Record: July 23, 1999 78.64 km/h in 22.890 sec
  • Blainville, Quebec, Canada
  • Rider: Andrea Blaseckie
  • Vehicle: Varna II
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
1999Women’s 1 Km Flying Start, Low Altitude, Single Rider
  • New Record: July 27, 1999 75.70 km/h in 47.558 sec
  • Blainville, Quebec, Canada
  • Rider: Andrea Blaseckie
  • Vehicle: Varna II
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
1999Women’s 1 Mile (1609m) Flying Start, Low Altitude, Single Rider
  • New Record: July 27, 1999 75.02 km/h in 01:17.2
  • Blainville, Quebec, Canada
  • Rider: Andrea Blaseckie
  • Vehicle: Varna II
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
1998Men’s 10 Km Standing Start, Single Rider
  • New Record: July 22, 1998 76.11 km/h in 7:53.02
  • Old Record: 8 minutes 42.95 seconds
  • Blainville, Quebec, Canada
  • Rider: Paul Buttemer
  • Vehicle: Varna Orpheus
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
1998Men's 1 Km Flying Start, Low Altitude, Single Rider
  • New Record: July 28, 1998 96.44 km/h in 37.328 sec
  • Old Record: 95.11 km/h
  • Blainville, Quebec, Canada
  • Rider: Sam Whittingham
  • Vehicle: Varna Mephisto
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
1998Men's 500m Flying Start, Single Rider
  • New Record: July 29, 1998 99.17 km/h in 18.15 sec
  • Old Record: 97.29 km/h
  • Blainville, Quebec, Canada
  • Rider: Sam Whittingham
  • Vehicle: Varna Mephisto
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
1998Men's 200m Flying Start, Low Altitude, Single Rider
  • New Record: July 29, 1998 100.06 km/h in 7.196 sec
  • Old Record: 95.11 km/h
  • Blainville, Quebec, Canada
  • Rider: Sam Whittingham
  • Vehicle: Varna Mephisto
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
1998Men's 100 Km Standing Start, Single Rider
  • New Record: July 31, 1998 75.87 km/h in 1:19:04
  • Old Record: 1:24:01
  • Blainville, Quebec, Canada
  • Rider: Paul Buttemer
  • Vehicle: Varna Orpheus
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
1998Men’s 1 Hour Standing Start, Single Rider
  • New Record: July 31, 1998 78.11 km/h at 7:53.02
  • Old Record: 76.04 km/h
  • Blainville, Quebec, Canada
  • Rider: Sam Whittingham
  • Vehicle: Varna Mephisto
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
1993Arm-Powered 200m Sprint
  • September 1993 13.803 sec. 52.17 km/h (32.41 mph)
  • Colorado Speed Challenge
  • Rider: Doug Wight
  • Vehicle: Varna I Handcycle
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
1993One Mile Sprint
  • September 1993 60.765 sec. 95.32 km/h (59.24 mph)
  • Colorado Speed Challenge
  • Rider: Paul Buttemer
  • Vehicle: Varna I Faired
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
1993500m Sprint (unofficial - no wind measurement)
  • September 1993 17.672 sec. 101.86 km/h (63.30 mph)
  • Colorado Speed Challenge
  • Rider: Sam Whittingham
  • Vehicle: Varna I Faired
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
19931 Km Sprint (unofficial - no wind measurement)
  • September 1993 36.139 sec. 99.62 km/h (61.91 mph)
  • Colorado Speed Challenge
  • Rider: Sam Whittingham
  • Vehicle: Varna I Faired
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
1992Arm-Powered 200m Sprint
  • August 1992 14.55 sec. 49.48 km/h (30.75 mph)
  • 18th IHPSC, Yreka, California
  • Rider: Doug Wight
  • Vehicle: Varna I Handcycle
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev
1992Arm-Powered 25 mile TT
  • August 1992 1:18:05 30.91 km/h (19.21 mph)
  • 18th IHPSC, Yreka, California
  • Rider: Doug Wight
  • Vehicle: Varna I Handcycle
  • Designer: Georgi Georgiev

Summary of Standings for the VARNA Handcycles:

1999-2003 European Championships
1st
2001 Quad Cities Criterium
1st
2001 12 Hour Cycling Classic
1st (Course Record)
2000 Western Michigan 12 Hour Challenge
1st
1999 Man of Steel: Trans Australia Challenge
World Record
1993 IHPVA Competition 200m (49.2 km/hr)
World Record
1993 IHPVA Competition 1/4 mile
World Record
1992 IHPVA Handcycle 1 Km
World Record
1992 IHPVA Handcycle 25 Mile
World Record
1992 ADT Marathon
1st (World Record)
1992 Paralympic Games, Barcelona Spain (4x100m)
Silver
1988 Paralympic Games, Seoul Korea (100m)
Gold
1988 Paralympic Games, Seoul Korea (800m)
Gold
1988 Paralympic Games, Seoul Korea (200m)
Silver
1988 Paralympic Games, Seoul Korea (400m)
Silver
1988 Paralympic Games, Seoul Korea (1500m)
Silver
1988 Paralympic Games, Seoul Korea (5000m)
Silver

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