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Tsvetanka Khristova

Full name: Tsvetanka Mincheva Khristova
Original name: Цветанка Павлова Христова
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: March 14, 1962 in Kazanlak, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Died: November 13, 2008 in Kazanlak, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Affiliations: Rozova Dolina, Kazanlak
Country: BUL Bulgaria
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Tsvetanka Khristova's career in discus throwing spanned more than two decades. She first came to prominence in 1982, winning the European Championships in Athens. She missed the podium (4th) at the inaugural World Championships, and failed to appear in Los Angeles due to the East Block boycott, but won bronze medals at the 1987 World Championships and 1988 Olympics. Her finest hour came in 1991, when she took the world title with a clear margin. She could not repeat that performance in Barcelona the following year, and settled for silver. Still competing well into her 40ies, Khristova competed at the 2004 Games. She attempted to qualify for Beijing as well, but was weakened by cancer, and missed the limit. Her disease worsened in 2008, and she died aged 46 in November 2008. Her personal best throw of 73.22, set in her home town in 1987, still ranked her among the all-time top 10 at the time of her death.

Personal Best: DT – 73.22 (1987).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Women's Discus Throw Bulgaria BUL 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Women's Discus Throw Bulgaria BUL 2 Silver
2004 Summer 42 Athina Athletics Women's Discus Throw Bulgaria BUL 40 QR

Women's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Final Round 3 69.74
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round One 4 66.48
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Two 4 66.44 66.48
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Three 5 64.06 66.48
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Four 6 66.84 66.84
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Five 3 69.74 69.74
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Six NP 69.00
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round 4 QU 65.92
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Group B 3 65.92
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Group B Round One 2 65.92
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 2 pass 65.92
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Bulgaria Final Round 2 67.78
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round One 2 65.14
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Two 1 67.78 67.78
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Three 1 65.32 67.78
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Four 1 foul 67.78
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Five 2 foul 67.78
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Six NP foul
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round 7 QU 64.06
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Group A 4 64.06
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Group A Round One 3 64.06
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 4 pass 64.06
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
2004 Summer 42 Athina Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round 40 43.25 43.25
2004 Summer 42 Athina Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Group A 21 43.25
2004 Summer 42 Athina Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Group A Round One 17 43.25
2004 Summer 42 Athina Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 21 foul 43.25
2004 Summer 42 Athina Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP foul
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