Vania Stambolova

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Vania Stambolova
Vania Stambolova Barcelona 2010.jpg
Vania Stambolova celebrating her silver medal in Barcelona, 2010
Personal information
Full name Vania Stambolova
Born (1983-11-28) 28 November 1983 (age 31)
Varna, Bulgaria
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Updated on 21 March 2012.

Vania Stambolova (Bulgarian: Ваня Стамболова) (born 28 November 1983) is a Bulgarian athlete. She competes in the 400 m hurdles and the 400 m event. At the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships she won a silver medal over 400 m. She also won a gold medal at the 2006 European Championships. At present, Stambolova is the highest paid female athlete in Bulgaria.[citation needed]

During the London 2012 Olympics, Stambolova tripped while competing in the 400m hurdles event and failed to finish.[1]

At the 2014 European Championships, she finished in 6th place in the 800 m, setting a personal best in the final.[2]

Stambolova tested positive for testosterone in January 2007, and was subsequently suspended for two years by the IAAF.[3]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Bulgaria
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 28th (h) 400 m hurdles 58.99
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 2nd 400 m 50.21
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 400 m 49.85
2009 Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 1st 400 m hurdles 55.14
World Championships Berlin, Germany 15th (sf) 400 m hurdles 56.12
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 3rd 400 m 51.50
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd 400 m hurdles 53.82
Continental Cup Split, Croatia 3rd 400 m hurdles 54.89
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 4th 400 m 52.58
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 6th 400 m hurdles 54.23
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 4th 400 m 51.99
2014 European Championships Zurich, Switzerland 6th 800 m 2:00.91

Personal bests[edit]

Outdoor:

  • 200 metres: 22.81 (Sofia 2006)
  • 400 metres: 49.53 (Rieti 2006)
  • 400 metres hurdles: 53.68 (Rabat 2011)

Indoor:

  • 200 metres : 23.51 (Sofia 2006)
  • 400 metres : 50.21 (Moscow 2006)
  • 800 metres : 2:02.03 (Vienna 2012)

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