Silvia Danekova

Silvia Danekova at the 2012 European Championships

Silvia Danekova (Bulgarian: Силвия Дънекова; born 7 February 1983 in Kotel) is a Bulgarian athlete.[1]


She competed in the 3000 metres steeplechase at the 2012 Summer Olympics, placing 38th with a time of 9:59.52.

Danekova was scheduled to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics but was provisionally suspended after a failed A-sample test given a few days after her arrival in Brazil.[2] Her doping violation was later confirmed and she was handed a 4-year ban set to end on 12 August 2020.[3]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Bulgaria
2010 World Half Marathon Championships Nanning, China 46th 3000 m s'chase 1:21:21
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th 3000 m s'chase 9:51.45
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 38th (h) 3000 m s'chase 9:59.52
World Half Marathon Championships Kavarna, Bulgaria 55th 3000 m s'chase 1:24:07
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 17th (h) 1500 m 4:17.62
World Championships Moscow, Russia 14th 3000 m s'chase 9:58.57
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 8th 3000 m s'chase 9:44.81
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 11th 1500 m 4:25.44
World Championships Beijing, China 28th (h) 3000 m s'chase 9:46.31

Personal bestsEdit




  1. ^ Silvia Danekova at World Athletics
  2. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Bulgarian Silvia Danekova fails drugs test". BBC Sport. 11 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  3. ^ "List of athletes currently serving a period of ineligibility as a result of an anti-doping rule violation under IAAF rules". IAAF. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.