Boryana Kaleyn

Boryana Nikolaeva Kaleyn (Bulgarian: Боряна Николаева Калейн; born 23 August 2000) is a Bulgarian individual rhythmic gymnast. She competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Rhythmic Individual all-around.[3]

Boryana Kaleyn
Full nameBoryana Nikolaeva Kaleyn
Nickname(s)Buba, Bubi[1]
Country represented Bulgaria
Born (2000-08-23) 23 August 2000 (age 21)
Sofia, Bulgaria
HometownSofia
ResidenceSofia
Height167 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
DisciplineRhythmic gymnastics
LevelSenior Elite
Years on national team2011 – present
ClubLevski Triaditsa
GymRakovski
Head coach(es)Branimira Markova
Assistant coach(es)Mariana Pamukova
World ranking11 WC 19 WCC (2017 Season) [2]

She is the 2021 European and 2022 European All-around silver medalist, the 2018 World team silver medalist and the 2022 European team Champion. At the 2019 European Championships she won three Bronze medals. At the junior level she is the 2014 European Junior ball Bronze medalist. She is a four-time Bulgarian National Champion.

CareerEdit

JuniorEdit

Kaleyn started rhythmic gymnastics at age six[4] and began appearing in international junior competitions in 2008. She has competed in the Junior World Cup and the Junior Grand Prix events. On June 10–16, 2014, Kaleyn competed at the 2014 European Junior Championships with Team Bulgaria (together with Erika Zafirova and Katerina Marinova) finishing 4th, Kaleyn qualified 1 apparatus final and won the bronze medal in ball. Kaleyn won the all-around bronze at the 2015 Sofia Junior World Cup.

SeniorEdit

Kaleyn debuted as a senior in the 2016 season, she finished 10th in the all-around at the Baltic Hoop International tournament. In her next event she finished 4th in the all-around at the Lisbon Senior International Tournament, she qualified for all the apparatus finals taking silver in hoop, ribbon, clubs and silver in ball. She then finished 10th in the all-around at the Corbeil-Essonnes Cup.[5]

In the 2017 season, Kaleyn competed at the Moscow senior International Tournament where she made a breakthrough winning silver in the all-around.[6] She won bronze in the all-around at the 2017 Bulgarian National Championships behind Neviana Vladinova and Katrin Taseva who took the gold and silver medals respectively. She then competed at the 2017 Tashkent World Cup finishing 4th in the all-around behind teammate Katrin Taseva and qualified to three event finals taking bronze in clubs and placed 7th in hoop and ball. Her next competition was at the 2017 Baku World Cup where she finished 9th in the all-around behind Nicol Zelikman. On May 3–7, Kaleyn won gold in the all-around at the MT Sofia Cup. On May 12–1,[clarification needed] Kaleyn competed at the 2017 World Challenge Cup in Portimao where she finished 4th in the all-around behind Victoria Veinberg Filanovsky, she qualified to three event finals taking bronze in clubs, finished 5th in hoop and 6th in ball. Kaleyn competed at the quadrennial held 2017 World Games in Wrocław, Poland from July 20 to 30, however she did not advance to any of the apparatus finals.

In the 2018 season, Kaleyn participated at the 2018 Grand Prix Moscow, finishing 10th in the all-around. She qualified to three finals, winning gold with ball, silver with hoop and bronze with ribbon.[7] On March 30 – April 1, Kaleyn began the World Cup events competing at the 2018 Sofia World Cup finishing 6th in the all-around; she qualified in two apparatus finals, taking bronze in hoop and finishing 5th in ball. On March 23–25, Kaleyn competed at the 2018 Grand Prix Thiais, where she won the bronze medal in the all-around competition ahead of teammate Katrin Taseva. In the apparatus finals she won bronze with ball, clubs, finished 5th in hoop and 9th in ribbon. On April 20–22, at the 2018 Tashkent World Cup, Kaleyn finished 9th in the all-around and qualified to two apparatus finals: she won bronze in hoop and finished 8th in ribbon. On April 27–29, Kaleyn competed in a World Challenge Cup event at the 2018 Baku World Cup where she finished 9th in the all-around, she qualified in two apparatus finals taking silver in clubs and finished 4th in hoop. At the 2018 World Championships, held in her hometown of Sofia, Kaleyn won a silver medal with the Bulgarian team.

Kaleyn started her 2019 season competing at the GCP Lisbon senior International Tournament where she ranked 5th in the all-around. She qualified to two finals, winning gold with hoop and bronze with ball.[8] On March 28 – April 1, she competed at the 2019 Grand Prix Thiais, where she placed 4th in the all-around behind Arina Averina, Linoy Ashram, and Dina Averina. She qualified for three apparatus finals, winning silver with ribbon and placing 5th with ball and 8th with hoop. Kaleyn then competed at the 2019 Pesaro World Cup, winning her first World Cup all-around medal by finishing in 3rd place behind Dina and Arina Averina. She qualified for three apparatus finals, winning silver in ball, placing 4th in hoop, and 5th in clubs. At the 2019 Tashkent World Cup, Kaleyn won silver in the all-around and qualified to all four apparatus finals; she won silver with ball and ribbon and finished 7th with clubs and 8th with hoop. On April 16–19, she competed in the 2019 European Championships with her teammates Katrin Taseva and Neviana Vladinova, with whom she won the bronze medal in the team event. She qualified for three apparatus finals, winning bronze in ball and ribbon and placing 7th with hoop.

In 2021, Boryana represented Bulgaria at the 2020 Summer Olympics and finished 5th in the Individual All-around Final.[9]

Routine music informationEdit

Year Apparatus Music title
2022 Hoop "When You're Good To Mama" from Chicago by Queen Latifah and Taye Diggs
Ball "Creep" by Postmodern Jukebox
Clubs "Mutant Brain (feat. Agent Sasco (Assassin))" by Sam Spiegel & Ape Drums
Ribbon "Izlel ye Delyo Haydutin"
2021 Hoop "Kakamora" from Moana by Mark Mancina
Ball "Vecheray, Rado" by Slavi Trifonov
Clubs "3 to Tango" by Pitbull
Ribbon "Enter Sandman" by New Orleans Band (the first part is from Mozart's Symphony No. 40)
2020 Hoop "Kakamora" from Moana by Mark Mancina
Ball "Vecheray, Rado" by Slavi Trifonov
Clubs "3 to Tango" by Pitbull
Ribbon "Enter Sandman" by New Orleans Band
2019 Hoop "The Phantom of the Opera" by Prague Cello Quartet
Ball "I'm Trouble" by Linda Roan
Clubs (first) "The Road" by Havasi
Clubs (Second) "I'm So Excited (Instrumental)" by Retro Spectres
Ribbon "Dance of Curse" by Yoko Kanno
2018 Hoop "You Don't Own Me" by Grace, G-Eazy
Ball "Can You Hear Me" by Mariana Popova, Orlin Goranov
Clubs "Fireplaces Escape" (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 1) by Alexandre Desplat
Ribbon "Kairos" by Derek Hough
2017 Hoop "You Don't Own Me" by Grace, G-Eazy
Ball "Complici" by Musica Nuda
Clubs "Into The Void" by Nine Inch Nails
Ribbon "Gitanos" by Csilla Szentpéteri

Detailed Olympic resultsEdit

Year Competition Description Location Music Apparatus Rank-Final Score-Final Rank-Qualifying Score-Qualifying
2020 Olympics Tokyo All-around 5th 100.625 8th 95.650
"Kakamora" from Moana by Mark Mancina Hoop 5th 25.900 9th 24.100
"Vecheray, Rado" by Slavi Trifonov Ball 6th 25.625 6th 25.800
"3 to Tango" by Pitbull Clubs 5th 26.650 4th 26.600
"Enter Sandman" by New Orleans Band (the first part is from Mozart's Symphony No. 40) Ribbon 3rd 22.450 18th 19.150

Competitive highlightsEdit

(Team competitions in seniors are held only at the World Championships, Europeans and other Continental Games.)

International: Senior
Year Event AA Team Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon
2022 European Championships 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 8th 1st
World Challenge Cup Pamplona 1st WD WD WD WD
World Cup Baku 2nd 2nd 1st 10th (Q) 1st
World Cup Sofia 1st 1st 1st 6th 1st
Grand Prix Marbella 2nd 2nd
2021 World Championships 4th 4th 4th 4th 8th
World Challenge Cup Cluj-Napoca 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Olympic Games 5th
European Championships 2nd 4th 7th 6th 4th 9th (Q)
World Cup Baku 2nd 9th (Q) 3rd 2nd 1st
World Cup Sofia 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 1st
Grand Prix Moscow 4th 3rd 3rd 1st 2nd
2020 European Championships 4th
Grand Prix Brno 3rd 4th 1st 2nd
2019
Grand Prix Brno 5th 2nd 3rd
European Championships 3rd 7th 3rd 3rd
World Cup Tashkent 2nd 8th 2nd 7th 2nd
World Cup Pesaro 3rd 4th 2nd 5th
2018
World Championships 2nd 4th 6th
Kazan World Cup 4th 3rd 6th 4th 7th
Baku World Cup 9th 4th 2nd
Tashkent World Cup 9th 3rd 8th
Grand Prix Thiais 3rd 5th 3rd 3rd 9th
Sofia World Cup 6th 3rd 5th
Grand Prix Moscow 10th 2nd 1st 3rd
2017 World Games
World Challenge Cup in Portimao 4th 5th 6th 3rd
MT Sofia Cup 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st
World Cup Baku 9th 20th (Q) 10th (Q) 15th (Q) 7th
World Cup Tashkent 4th 7th 7th 3rd
Alina International Tournament 2nd
2016 Corbeil-Essonnes Cup 10th
International Tournament of Lisbon 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
Baltic Hoop 10th
International: Junior
Year Event AA Team Ball Ribbon Hoop Clubs
2014 European Junior Championships 4th 3rd
National
Year Event AA Team Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon
2022 Bulgarian Championships 1st 2nd 1st 5th 1st
2019 Bulgarian Championships 1st 1st 2nd 1st 3rd
2017 Bulgarian Championships 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st
Q = Qualifications (Did not advance to Event Final due to the 2 gymnast per country rule, only Top 8 highest score);
WR = World Record; WD = Withdrew; NT = No Team Competition; OC = Out of Competition(competed but scores not counted for qualifications/results)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sofia's Boryana Kaleyn has high hopes for World debut".
  2. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics". International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Rhythmic Gymnastics KALEYN Boryana - Tokyo 2020 Olympics". .. Archived from the original on 2021-08-07. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  4. ^ Stamenova, Borislava (24 March 2021). "Боряна Калейн: Шампионка в няколко тома (ВИДЕО)" (in Bulgarian). btvnovinite.bg. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  5. ^ "2Boryana Kaleyn – new hope for BUL rhythmic gymnastics". bitelevision. 20 September 1996. Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Сензационна Боряна Калейн спечели сребро на турнира в Москва!". topsport.bg. 17 February 2017.
  7. ^ http://giocosathequeen.altervista.org/moscow-grand-prix-2018/?doing_wp_cron=1521915996.5104439258575439453125
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-07-20. Retrieved 2019-07-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Rhythmic Gymnastics — Individual All-Around — Qualification — Results" (PDF). 2020 Summer Olympics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2021.

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