Tereza Moncheva Marinova (Bulgarian: Тереза Мончева Маринова; born 5 September 1977 in Pleven) is a Bulgarian athlete who competed in long jump and triple jump.

Tereza Marinova
Personal information
Full nameTereza Moncheva Marinova
Born (1977-09-05) 5 September 1977 (age 42)
Pleven, Bulgaria
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Country Bulgaria
SportTriple jump


In her earlier days she became both European Junior and World Junior champion, and she still holds the world junior record at triple jump. At the 2000 Summer Olympics she won the gold medal with a personal best jump of 15.20 metres.

In long jump her personal best is 6.46 m. She did not compete internationally after the 2004 World Indoor Championships until 2006. She finished sixth at the 2006 European Athletics Championships.[1]

Her father Moncho was a prominent 800 metres runner who once set a Bulgarian record[2] and still holds the Bulgarian one mile record, and her brother Tsvetomir was a talented 400 metres runner.

Tereza Marinova retired from athletics shortly before the start of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[3] Nine months after that she started work as an athletics instructor.[4] Marinova was one of the commentators for the Bulgarian National Television during the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5] She is currently an instructor at the National Sports Academy.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Marinova gave birth to her first child, a girl named Darina, on 17 February 2011.[7] Her second child, a boy called Kalin, was born on 23 December 2012.[8]

Major achievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Bulgaria
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 15th (q) 12.82 m (wind: +0.8 m/s)
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 1st 14.62 m (wind: +1.0 m/s)
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 6th 14.34 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 14.50 m
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 1st 15.20 m PB
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 1st 14.91 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 3rd 14.58 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 1st 14.71 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 6th 14.20 m



  1. ^ "Ваня Стамболова се класира за финала на 400 метра, Тереза Маринова остана шеста на троен скок". topsport.bg. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
  2. ^ "Той я познава отблизо". novinar.bg. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
  3. ^ "Тереза Маринова прекрати активната си кариера". standartnews.com. Retrieved 2011-12-24.
  4. ^ "Тереза стана треньорка, oлимпийската шампионка издържа 9 месеца извън атлетиката". topsport.bg. Retrieved 2014-04-20.
  5. ^ "Тереза скача в телевизията, шампионката ще води спортно предаване". topsport.bg. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
  6. ^ "Tereza Marinova staff profile". nsa.bg. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  7. ^ "Бебето на Тереза Маринова се роди с гъста черна коса, таткото Трендафил черпи в собственото си заведение". standartnews.com. Retrieved 2011-12-24.
  8. ^ "Тереза Маринова роди момче". lifestyle.bg. Retrieved 2012-12-24.
  9. ^ "Вижте всички победители за "Спортист на годината", aнкетата се провежда от 1958 година". topsport.bg. Retrieved 2013-12-27.

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