Vanya Gospodinova

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Vanya Gospodinova (Bulgarian: Ваня Господинова), née Stoyanova (Стоянова; born 12 December 1958) is a retired Bulgarian middle-distance runner who specialized in the 800 and 1500 metres.

She finished fourth in the 1500 metres at the 1981 European Indoor Championships,[1] and again at the 1984 European Indoor Championships,[2] and competed in 800 metres at the 1982 European Championships without reaching the final.[3] She became Bulgarian indoor champion in the 800 metres in 1984, in the 1500 metres in 1981, 1984, 1986, 1988 and 1989 and in 3000 metres in 1988.[4] Outdoors, she became Bulgarian 1500 metres champion in 1981.[5]

Her personal bests in her main events were 1:58.78 minutes in the 800 metres, achieved in July 1982 in Sofia, and 4:03.14 minutes in the 1500 metres, achieved in June 1984 in Sochi.[6][7] She also had 4:21.78 minutes in the mile run, achieved in June 1982 in Budapest.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1981 European Indoor Championships, women's 1500 metres final". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  2. ^ "1984 European Indoor Championships, women's 1500 metres final". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Women 800m European Championships 1982 Athens (GRE)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Bulgarian Indoor Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  5. ^ "Bulgarian Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  6. ^ World women's all-time best 800m (last updated 2001)
  7. ^ World women's all-time best 1500m (last updated 2001)
  8. ^ World women's all-time best 1 mile (last updated 2001)