Diliana Gueorguieva

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Diliana Gueorguieva
— Gymnast —
Country represented  Bulgaria
Born (1965-02-18) February 18, 1965 (age 49)
Pazardzhik
Discipline Rhythmic gymnastics
Club Levski Club

Diliana Gueorguieva (Bulgarian: Диляна Георгиева) (born February 18, 1965 in Pazardzhik) is a Bulgarian individual rhythmic gymnast. She was one of the Golden Girls of Bulgaria that dominated Rhythmic Gymnastics in 1980's.

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Gueorgieva was selected for the Bulgarian National Team as a native of Pazardzhik. Her breakthrough was at the 1983 World Championships in Strasbourg, when she won the gold medal in the all-around, against her teammates and in the apparatus finals she again won titles for clubs and ribbon finals.

In 1984, Gueorgieva placed third at the 1984 European Championships but won the gold medal in clubs and ribbon finals. She was highly favored to win the all-around but missed competing at the 1984 Olympics Games because of the Eastern-bloc boycott. She then went to win her second all-around gold medal at the 1985 World Championships. She also won a bronze medal for ball and a gold medal for ribbon and clubs in the event finals.

In 1985, Diliana Gueorguieva retired and married Bulgarian pentathlon champion Vladimir Klintcharov.

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