Boyanka Angelova

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Boyanka Angelova
— Gymnast —
Country represented  Bulgaria
Born (1994-10-28) October 28, 1994 (age 21)
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]


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 has not competed since 2010, due to back pains from previous injuries.[9]


  1. ^ Kristeva, Stanislava (January 14, 2010). "Грациите откриха новия сезон (New season opens).". (in Bulgarian). Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hoax: Nadia Comaneci's Gymnast Granddaughter Viral Video". 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). March 2, 2008. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Excellent presentation and three medals in Turin" (in Bulgarian). June 7, 2008. Retrieved June 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Gymnastique: Miss Valentine 2010". (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. January 28, 2010. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 

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