Tereza Marinova

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Tereza Marinova
Personal information
Full name Tereza Moncheva Marinova
Born (1977-09-05) September 5, 1977 (age 39)
Pleven, Bulgaria
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Country  Bulgaria
Sport Triple jump

Tereza Moncheva Marinova (Bulgarian: Тереза Мончева Маринова; born September 5, 1977 in Pleven) is a Bulgarian athlete who competed in long jump and triple jump.


In her earlier days she became both European Junior and World Junior champion, and she still holds the world junior record at triple jump. At the 2000 Summer Olympics she won the gold medal with a personal best jump of 15.20 metres.

In long jump her personal best is 6.46 m. She did not compete internationally after the 2004 World Indoor Championships until 2006. She finished sixth at the 2006 European Athletics Championships.[1]

Her father Moncho was a prominent 800 metres runner who once set a Bulgarian record[2] and still holds the Bulgarian one mile record, and her brother Tsvetomir was a talented 400 metres runner.

Tereza Marinova retired from athletics shortly before the start of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[3] Nine months after that she started work as an athletics instructor.[4] Marinova was one of the commentators for the Bulgarian National Television during the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5] She is currently an instructor at the National Sports Academy.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Marinova gave birth to her first child, a girl named Darina, on 17 February 2011.[7] Her second child, a boy called Kalin, was born on 23 December 2012.[8]

Major achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Bulgaria
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 15th (q) 12.82 m (wind: +0.8 m/s)
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 1st 14.62 m (wind: +1.0 m/s)
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 6th 14.34 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 14.50 m
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 1st 15.20 m PB
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 1st 14.91 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 3rd 14.58 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 1st 14.71 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 6th 14.20 m



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