Ivanka Khristova

Ivanka Marinova Hristova (Bulgarian: Иванка Маринова Христова; born 19 November 1941 in Osikovitsa, Sofia) is a retired Bulgarian shot putter. She won the gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics, and the bronze in 1972. In addition she won the 1976 European Indoor Championships.

Ivanka Khristova
Personal information
Birth nameIvanka Marinova Khristova
Born  (1941-11-19) November 19, 1941 (age 78)
Osikovitsa, Bulgaria
Height172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight90 kg (198 lb)
Country Bulgaria
Event(s)Shot put
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)21.89 m (1976)

World recordsEdit

Her latest record only stood until 26 September 1976 when Czechoslovak Helena Fibingerová improved it to 21,99 metres.

Major achievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Bulgaria
1967 European Indoor Games Prague, Czechoslovakia 2nd
1969 European Indoor Games Belgrade, Yugoslavia 2nd
1972 Summer Olympics Munich, West Germany 3rd
1975 European Indoor Championships Katowice, Poland 3rd
1976 European Indoor Championships Munich, West Germany 1st
Summer Olympics Montreal, Canada 1st 21.16 m

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Preceded by
  Marianne Adam
Women's Shot Put World Record Holder
3 July 1976 – 26 September 1976
Succeeded by
  Helena Fibingerová