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Silviya Mitova

Full name: Silviya Zarkova Mitova (-Hutchinson)
Original name: Силвия Заркова Митова
Gender: Female
Height: 5-0 (153 cm)
Weight: 93 lbs (42 kg)
Born: June 29, 1976 in Sofia, Sofia Grad, Bulgaria
Affiliations: Slavia
Country: BUL Bulgaria
Sport: Gymnastics

Related Olympians: Daughter of Maya Blagoeva.

Biography

Silviya Mitova was the daughter of 1972 Olympic gymnast Maya Blagoeva and Bulgarian Olympic coach Zarko Mitov. In addition to the 1992 Olympic Games, she competed at the 1991 and 1992 World Championships. Her best results where a sixth on the floor exercise, fourth on the beam, and fifth on the vault, all in 1991. At the 1992 European Championships she won a bronze medal in the vault and was ranked fourth on floor. Mitova was a five-time Bulgarian Champion.

One month after competing at the 1992 Olympics Mitova broke her neck while training on the trampoline, an accident which left her paralyzed. But after a series of surgeries she slowly start walking again, but was left with a spastic limp, needed assistance for balance, and still had no feeling in her hands. Mitova was granted a stay in South Africa on the initiative of a family of local gymnasts, despite political difficulties because the country was still under apartheid. There she underwent further neurosurgery and recovered further. The family returned to Bulgaria and later emigrated to the United States, where they ran a gym, called Silvia’s Gymnastics, in Pennsylvania.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Bulgaria BUL 11
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Bulgaria BUL 12
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Bulgaria BUL 8
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Bulgaria BUL 13 QR
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Bulgaria BUL 26 QR
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Bulgaria BUL 16T QR

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Bulgaria Final Standings 11 39.399
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Bulgaria Final 11 39.399
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Bulgaria Final Floor Exercise 12 9.862
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Bulgaria Final Horse Vault 11 9.825
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Bulgaria Final Uneven Bars 8T 9.887
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Bulgaria Final Balance Beam 18 9.825
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Bulgaria Qualifying 10 QU 78.773 39.374 39.399
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Bulgaria Qualifying Floor Exercise 11 QC 19.762 9.887 9.875
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Bulgaria Qualifying Horse Vault 13 19.762 9.875 9.887
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Bulgaria Qualifying Uneven Bars 26 19.675 9.825 9.850
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Bulgaria Qualifying Balance Beam 16T 19.574 9.787 9.787

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 12

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank FP QOP
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Bulgaria Final Standings 8 9.400
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Bulgaria Final 8 9.400 9.875

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Bulgaria Final Standings 13 QR

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Bulgaria Final Standings 26 QR

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1992 Summer 16 Barcelona Gymnastics Bulgaria Final Standings 16T QR
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