Ana Dangalakova

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Ana Dangalakova
Personal information
Full name Ana Dangalakova
National team  Bulgaria
Born (1987-06-02) 2 June 1987 (age 30)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Individual medley
Club Spirala Silistra
College team University of Nevada, Las Vegas (U.S.)

Ana Dangalakova (Bulgarian: Ана Дангалакова; born June 2, 1987) is a Bulgarian former swimmer, who specialized in individual medley events.[1] She claimed a gold medal in the 400 m individual medley at the 2006 Mountain West Conference Championships in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in an outstanding time of 4:24.69.[2] She is also the daughter of breaststroke specialist Tanya Dangalakova, who won Bulgaria's first and only gold medal in swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.

Dangalakova qualified for the women's 400 m individual medley at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by attaining a B-standard entry time of 4:59.51 from the European Aquatics Championships in Madrid, Spain.[3][4] She finished behind winner Nimitta Thaveesupsoonthorn on the first heat by less than six hundredths of a second (0.06), in a time of 5:01.00. Dangalakova failed to qualify for the final, as she placed twenty-third overall in the morning's preliminary heats.[5][6]

Dangalakova is also a member of the swimming team for the UNLV Rebels, and a graduate of hospitality management at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


  1. ^ "Ana Dangalakova". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dangalakova Wins 400 IM Title". Mountain West Conference. 24 February 2006. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "2004 European Swimming Championships (Madrid, Spain) – Women's 400m Individual Medley Heats" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Swimming – Women's 400m Individual Medley Startlist (Heat 4)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Thomas, Stephen (14 August 2004). "Women's 400 IM Prelims: Klochkova Dominant in Signature Event, Clocks 4:38.36. Sandeno Qualifies Second in PR 4:40.21". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 25 March 2013. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Women's 400m Individual Medley Heat 1". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 14 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 

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