Boyanka Angelova

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Boyanka Angelova
— Gymnast —
Country represented  Bulgaria
Born (1994-10-28) October 28, 1994 (age 20)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Discipline RG - Rhythmic Gymnastic
Retired yes

Boyanka Angelova (Bulgarian: Боянка Ангелова, born 1994) is a Bulgarian gymnast, known for complex and difficult combinations in rhythmic gymnastics.[1]

She has mistakenly been identified as the granddaughter of Nadia Comaneci, the first gymnast to receive a perfect 10, in a series of viral videos.[2]

Biography[edit]

In 2007 Boyanka Angelova was ranked first in the girls AA International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament in Varna for the "Queen Margarita".[3] Still at the age of 13, she won bronze medals with the ribbon and the hoop in the first round European competition in Moscow.[4] She went on to come second to Russia's Yana Lukonina for her performance with the ball at the Junior European Championships in Turin in June 2008,[5] and was very popular with the public.[6]

Boyanka Angelova belongs to the CSKA sports club in Sofia. In 2010 she was appointed to the Bulgarian adult women's team for rhythmic gymnastics,[7] but did not reach the finals.[8]

Angelova retired some time around 2010, probably in the second semester of this very year due to back pains and non-successful recovery caused by previous injuries. Nevertheless, her retirement was never confirmed. The club she is part of never spoke on behalf of her and seems to have no contact with Angelova.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kristeva, Stanislava (January 14, 2010). "Грациите откриха новия сезон (New season opens).". gong.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hoax: Nadia Comaneci's Gymnast Granddaughter Viral Video". hoax-slayer.com. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Boyanka Angelova first in girls". Darik News/Sport (in Bulgarian). Darik Radio. September 8, 2007. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Stella Sultanova with good performances in Moscow" (in Bulgarian). sportal.bg. March 2, 2008. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Excellent presentation and three medals in Turin" (in Bulgarian). sportal.bg. June 7, 2008. Retrieved June 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Gymnastique: Miss Valentine 2010". sportvox.fr (in French). L'Équipe. February 18, 2010. Retrieved June 19, 2011. "On attend toujours cependant Boyanka Angelova qui a éblouit le public en 2008" 
  7. ^ "Rhythmic Gymnastics: designated national team" (in Bulgarian). bTV. February 2, 2010. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Rhythmic Gymnastics: Silvia Miteva is ranked second in AA". bWeb Sport (in Bulgarian). bTV. March 28, 2010. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Discussion about Boyanka Angelova". RSG. RSG.net. January 28, 2010. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 

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