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Stiliana Nikolova claims individual all-around bronze at the 2022 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Sofia

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Stiliana Nikolova won a bronze medal at the individual all-around final at the 39th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia. The seventeen-year-old athlete claimed the first world individual all-around medal for Bulgaria since 2001, when Simona Peycheva won the silver in Madrid.

Earlier, Nikolova claimed three silver medals in the apparatus finals, at hoop, ribbon and clubs.

Boryana Kaleyn, who was among the favourites for a gold medal at the 39th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia had to pull out of the competition due to an illness. 

Sofia Raffaeli won the gold medal for Italy. The all-around silver went to Darja Varfolomeev of Germany. Sofia Raffaeli, Darja Varfolomeev and Stiliana Nikolova earned quotas for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

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