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 30)
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.

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

Stambolova tested positive for testosterone in January 2007, and was subsequently suspended for two years by the IAAF.[2]

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

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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