Podcast in English
Bulgarian National Radio © 2022 All Rights Reserved

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

Photo: archive

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.


Listen to the daily news from Bulgaria presented in "Bulgaria Today" podcast, available in Spotify.

More from category

60 couples from 33 countries to participate at the WDSF World Championship Junior 2 Standard in Sofia

On 10 and 11 December, Bulgaria will host the W DSF World  Championship Junior 2 Standard for the first time. 60 couples from 33 countries will arrive in Sofia for the competition, BTA reports. Bulgaria will be represented by two couples...

published on 11/29/22 6:55 PM

Spectacular show will celebrate the glorious history of Bulgarian rhythmic gymnastics

Girls young and grown up, flipping through the notebooks with newspaper clippings, photos and memories of successive triumphs, will relive together with their idols the glorious 70 years of Bulgarian rhythmic gymnastics history. They will..

published on 11/25/22 7:05 AM

Bulgaria wins silver in Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions in Sofia

Bulgarians Mirela Koseva and Siyana Pavlova placed second in the synchronized jumping event in the 11-12 age group during the Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions in Sofia. The two girls executed their combination very..

published on 11/24/22 11:22 AM