Lyudmila Andonova

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Lyudmila Grudeva Andonova (Bulgarian: Людмила Андонова, née Zhecheva; born 6 May 1960) is a retired high jumper from Bulgaria. In 1984, she broke the World Record with a clearance of 2.07 metres. She competed at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul and the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.


She set the women's world record in the high jump event on July 20, 1984 in East Berlin, jumping 2.07 metres.

In 1985 she was suspended for doping with amphetamine.[1]

Andonova competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, finishing in fifth place (1.93 m) alongside Romania's Galina Astafei. She was born in Novocherkassk, Soviet Union, and married to Bulgarian decathlete Atanas Andonov.

International competitions[edit]

  • All results regarding high jump
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Bulgaria
1981 Balkan Games Sarajevo, Yugoslavia 1st 1.95 m
World Student Games (Universiade) Bucharest, Romania 2nd 1.94 m
1982 European Indoor Championships Milan, Italy 12th 1.85 m
European Championships Athens, Greece 6th 1.91 m
1984 Balkan Games Athens, Greece 1st 1.97 m
Friendship Games Prague, Czechoslovakia 1st 1.96 m
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 12th 1.85 m (1.91)
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 5th 1.93 m
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 15th 1.85 m
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 25th (q) 1.88 m
Result in parenthesis indicates height achieved in qualifying round.

See also[edit]


Preceded by Women's High Jump World Record Holder
July 20, 1984 — June 1, 1986
Succeeded by
Sporting positions
Preceded by Women's High Jump Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Preceded by Women's Bulgarian National Champion
1981 — 1982
Succeeded by
Preceded by Women's Bulgarian National Champion
Succeeded by
Preceded by Women's Bulgarian National Champion
Succeeded by