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Ivanka Khristova

Full name: Ivanka Marinova Khristova (Todorova-)
Original name: Иванка Маринова Христова (Тодорова-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: November 19, 1941 in Osikovitsa, Sofia Oblast, Bulgaria
Affiliations: Spartak Sofia, Sofia (BUL) / Levski Sofia, Sofia (BUL)
Country: BUL Bulgaria
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Shot putter Ivanka Khristova competed at four consecutive Olympics starting at 1964, winning gold in 1976 and bronze in 1972. She also competed at four European Championships, placing fourth in 1969 and 1974. At the European Indoor Championships Khristova won in 1976, and took silver in 1967 and 1969 and bronze in 1975. She was Balkan Games champion in 1966-73 and 1975 and Bulgarian champion in 1961-66 and 1968-74. Khristova set two world records during her career. In 3 July 1976, less than a month before the 1976 Olympics, she threw 21.87 and two days later, improved that mark to 21.89.

Personal Best: SP – 21.89 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Women's Shot Put Bulgaria BUL 10
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics Women's Shot Put Bulgaria BUL 6
1972 Summer 30 München Athletics Women's Shot Put Bulgaria BUL 3 Bronze
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Athletics Women's Shot Put Bulgaria BUL 1 Gold OR

Women's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Bulgaria Final Round 10 15.69
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round One 9 15.69
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Two 10 foul 15.69
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Three 10 15.35 15.69
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round 10 QU 15.24
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Round One 8 15.24
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Round Two 9 pass 15.24
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics Bulgaria Final Standings 6 17.25
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round One 7 16.65
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Two 6 17.25 17.25
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Three 6 16.85 17.25
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Four 6 foul 17.25
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Five 6 foul 17.25
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Six NP 17.20
1972 Summer 30 München Athletics Bulgaria Final Round 3 19.35
1972 Summer 30 München Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round One 2 19.35
1972 Summer 30 München Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Two 2 foul 19.35
1972 Summer 30 München Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Three 3 19.22 19.35
1972 Summer 30 München Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Four 3 foul 19.35
1972 Summer 30 München Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Five 3 18.82 19.35
1972 Summer 30 München Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Six NP 18.95
1972 Summer 30 München Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round 1 QU 19.20
1972 Summer 30 München Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Round One 1 19.20
1972 Summer 30 München Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Round Two 1 pass 19.20
1972 Summer 30 München Athletics Bulgaria Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Athletics Bulgaria Final Standings 1 OR 21.16
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round One 4 19.96
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Two 2 20.88 20.88
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Three 2 20.67 20.88
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Four 2 20.47 20.88
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Five 1 OR 21.16 21.16
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Athletics Bulgaria Final Round Round Six NP 20.19
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