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Evgeniya Radanova

Full name: Evgeniya Nikolova Radanova
Original name: Евгения Николова Раданова
Nickname(s): Jeny
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (166 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: November 4, 1977 in Sofia, Sofia Grad, Bulgaria
Affiliations: Slavia Sofia, Sofia (BUL)
Country: BUL Bulgaria
Sport: Short Track Speed Skating, Cycling

Medals: 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Evgeniya Radanova is the first Bulgarian athlete to compete both in the Winter and Summer Olympics, and also the first Bulgarian Winter Olympian to win more than one medal. After unremarkable results early in her career, she became European Champion five times in a row, 2000-2004, and again 2006-2007. The 500 m became her specialty, bettering the World Record in that distance three times. She won two medals at the Salt Lake City Olympics, despite suffering a chin laceration in late 2001. After these achievements, the Bulgarian track cycling coach approached her to try out cycling. She qualified for the 2004 Olympics as a sprinter, but did not achieve remarkable results. In 2006, Radanova retained her Olympic silver medal in the 500 m.

Results

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS BT T PLR P
1994 Winter 16 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Final Standings 23 2 50.67
1994 Winter 16 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Round One Heat One 3 2 50.67
1998 Winter 20 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Final Standings 14 5 DQ/45.977
1998 Winter 20 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Quarter-Finals Heat Three AC DQ
1998 Winter 20 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Round One Heat Six 1 Q 5 45.977
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Final Standings 2
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Final Round A Final 2 44.252
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 Q 34 44.686
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 Q 34 44.780
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Round One Heat Five 2 Q 21 45.195
2006 Winter 28 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Final Standings 2 AF-2
2006 Winter 28 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Final Round A Final 2 44.374
2006 Winter 28 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 Q 21 44.711
2006 Winter 28 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 Q 34 44.252
2006 Winter 28 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Round One Heat Three 1 Q 34 45.703
2010 Winter 32 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Final Standings 9 44.047 QF-3 0-3-1
2010 Winter 32 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Quarter-Finals Heat Two 3 44.047
2010 Winter 32 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Round One Heat Eight 1 Q 45.125

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS BT T PLR P
1994 Winter 16 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Final Standings 21 2 1:45.67
1994 Winter 16 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Round One Heat One 3 2 1:45.67
1998 Winter 20 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Final Standings 11 5 1:38.510
1998 Winter 20 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Quarter-Finals Heat Two 3 2 1:38.510
1998 Winter 20 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Round One Heat Seven 2 Q 3 1:39.279
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Final Standings 5
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Final Round B Final 1 1:34.702
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 8 1:35.607
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 Q 21 1:36.727
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Round One Heat Two 1 Q 34 1:49.496
2006 Winter 28 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Final Standings AC DQ
2006 Winter 28 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Quarter-Finals Heat Three AC DQ
2006 Winter 28 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Round One Heat Four 1 Q 34 1:35.765
2010 Winter 32 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Final Standings 25 1:32.829 R1-4 0-0-4
2010 Winter 32 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Round One Heat Four 4 1:32.829

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PTS PLR
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Final Standings 3
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Final Round A Final 3 2:31.723
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Semi-Finals Heat One 2 Q 2:31.194 21
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Round One Heat Three 1 Q 2:32.821 34
2006 Winter 28 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Final Standings 6 BF-1
2006 Winter 28 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Final Round B Final 1 2:29.314
2006 Winter 28 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Semi-Finals Heat Three 3 QB 2:27.145 13
2006 Winter 28 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Round One Heat Four 1 Q 2:27.155 34
2010 Winter 32 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Final Standings 7 AF-7
2010 Winter 32 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Final Round A Final 7 2:19.411
2010 Winter 32 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 Q 2:24.376
2010 Winter 32 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria Round One Heat Four 3 Q 2:23.698

Women's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2004 Summer 26 Athina Cycling Bulgaria Final Round Match 3/4 2
2004 Summer 26 Athina Cycling Bulgaria Final Round Match 9-12 4
2004 Summer 26 Athina Cycling Bulgaria Round One Repêchage Heat One 3
2004 Summer 26 Athina Cycling Bulgaria Round One Heat One 2
2004 Summer 26 Athina Cycling Bulgaria Qualifying Round 12 12.457

Women's 3,000 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 6
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria BUL Final Round B Final 2
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Bulgaria BUL Semi-Finals Heat Two 3