Tsvetanka Pavlova Khristova (Bulgarian: Цветанка Павлова Христова) (sometimes spelled Tsvetanka Hristova, 14 March 1962 – 14 November 2008) was a Bulgarian discus thrower. She won gold at the 1991 World Championships and the 1982 European Championships. She also won two Olympic medals, with bronze at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and silver at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Her best throw of 73.22 metres in 1987, ranks her eighth on the world all-time list.
|Native name||Цветанка Павлова Христова|
|Full name||Tsvetanka Pavlova Khristova|
|Born||14 March 1962|
|Died||14 November 2008(aged 46)|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||85 kg (187 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||73.22 m (1987)|
Born in Kazanlak, Stara Zagora she became European champion in 1982 at only 20 years of age. Nine years later she won the World Championships, and the following year won an Olympic silver medal. Khristova tested positive for steroids in 1993 and was banned from competition. In 2004, at the age of 42, she competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Her personal best was 73.22 m.
|1982||European Championships||Athens, Greece||1st||Discus||68.34 m|
|1983||World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||4th||Discus||65.62 m|
|1985||World Student Games (Universiade)||Kobe, Japan||2nd||Discus||65.30 m|
|1986||Goodwill Games||Moscow, Soviet Union||1st||Discus||69.54 m|
|1986||European Championships||Stuttgart, West Germany||2nd||Discus||69.52 m|
|1987||World Student Games (Universiade)||Zagreb, Yugoslavia||1st||Discus||67.96 m (record)|
|World Championships||Rome, Italy||3rd||Discus||68.82 m|
|1988||Olympic Games||Seoul, South Korea||3rd||Discus||69.74 m|
|1990||European Championships||Split, Yugoslavia||10th||Discus||56.30 m|
|1991||World Championships||Tokyo, Japan||1st||Discus||71.02 m|
|1992||Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||2nd||Discus||67.78 m|
|1997||World Championships||Athens, Greece||23rd (q)||Discus||53.64 m|
|2004||Olympic Games||Athens, Greece||41st (q)||Discus||43.25 m|
- "Cvetanka Christovová prehrala svoj boj s rakovinou" (in Slovak). osporte.sk. November 14, 2008. Archived from the original on August 23, 2011.
- Tsvetanka Khristova at IAAF
- Tsvetanka Khristova at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
- Standartnews.com listing of Khristova's death - accessed November 15, 2008.
- Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2008). "Track & Field (Women): Discus Throw". In The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. p. 359.
| Women's Discus Best Year Performance
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