Ivanka Khristova

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Ivanka Hristova
Personal information
Birth nameIvanka Marinova Hristova
Born (1941-11-19)19 November 1941
Osikovitsa, Bulgaria
Died24 February 2022(2022-02-24) (aged 80)
Height172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight90 kg (198 lb)
Country Bulgaria
Event(s)Shot put
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)21.89 m (1976)
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Representing  Bulgaria
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place Montreal 1976 Shot put
Bronze medal – third place Munich 1972 Shot put

Ivanka Marinova Hristova (Bulgarian: Иванка Маринова Христова; 19 November 1941 – 24 February 2022) was a Bulgarian shot putter. She won the gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics, and the bronze in 1972. In addition she won the 1976 European Indoor Championships. Khristova died on 24 February 2022, at the age of 80.[1]

World records[edit]

Her latest record only stood until 26 September 1976 when Czechoslovak Helena Fibingerová improved it to 21.99 metres.

Major achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Bulgaria
1967 European Indoor Games Prague, Czechoslovakia 2nd
1969 European Indoor Games Belgrade, Yugoslavia 2nd
1972 Summer Olympics Munich, West Germany 3rd
1975 European Indoor Championships Katowice, Poland 3rd
1976 European Indoor Championships Munich, West Germany 1st
Summer Olympics Montreal, Canada 1st 21.16 m


  1. ^ "Ivanka Hristova". Olympedia. Retrieved 1 March 2022.

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Preceded by Women's Shot Put World Record Holder
3 July 1976 – 26 September 1976
Succeeded by