Tereza Marinova

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Tereza Marinova
Personal information
Full nameTereza Moncheva Marinova
Born (1977-09-05) 5 September 1977 (age 43)
Pleven, Bulgaria
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Sport
Country Bulgaria
SportLong jump, Triple jump
Coached bySvetoslav Topuzov (?–1996)
Khristo Markov (1997–2008)

Tereza Moncheva Marinova (Bulgarian: Тереза Мончева Маринова; born 5 September 1977 in Pleven) is a Bulgarian athlete who specialised in the triple jump. She was the gold medallist in that event at the 2000 Summer Olympics and a bronze medallist at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics and 1998 European Athletics Championships. She won triple jump titles at the 2001 IAAF World Indoor Championships and 2002 European Athletics Indoor Championships. She made her international debut in 1994 and retired in 2008.

Her personal best in the triple jump of 15.20 m (49 ft 10 14 in), set during her Olympic win, is the Bulgarian national record. Marinova's winning jump of 14.62 m (47 ft 11 12 in) at the 1996 World Junior Championships in Athletics remains the world under-20 record for the triple jump. She also has a best of 6.53 m (21 ft 5 in) in the long jump, set indoors in 2002.

At the Bulgarian Athletics Championships, she won three triple jump titles (1995, 1996, 2003) and one long jump title in 2000.[2] She also won three triple jump titles at the Bulgarian Indoor Athletics Championships (1996, 1999, 2006), as well as the long jump title in 2000.[3] Marinova won six Balkan championships indoors and outdoors.[4][5]

Career[edit]

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.[6]

Her father Moncho was a prominent 800 metres runner who once set a Bulgarian record[7] 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.[8] Nine months after that she started work as an athletics instructor.[9] Marinova was one of the commentators for the Bulgarian National Television during the 2012 Summer Olympics.[10] She is currently an instructor at the National Sports Academy.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Marinova gave birth to her first child, a girl named Darina, on 17 February 2011.[12] Her second child, a boy called Kalin, was born on 23 December 2012.[13]

International competitions[edit]

Representing  Bulgaria
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 15th (q) Triple jump 12.82 m (wind: +0.8 m/s)
1995 European Junior Championships Nyíregyháza, Hungary 1st Triple jump 13.90
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 16th (q) Triple jump 13.40 m
Balkan Championships Niš, Yugoslavia 1st Triple jump 14.02 m
World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 1st Triple jump 14.62 m (wind: +1.0 m/s)
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 8th Triple jump 14.00 m
European Cup Prague, Czech Republic 2nd Triple jump 13.99 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 6th Triple jump 14.34 m
1998 European Championships Valencia, Spain 9th Triple jump 13.81 m
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd Triple jump 14.50 m
1999 Balkan Indoor Championships Piraeus, Greece 1st Triple jump 14.70 m
World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 4th Triple jump 14.76 m
European Cup Athens, Greece 2nd Triple jump 14.40 m w
2000 Balkan Championships Kavala, Greece 1st Long jump 6.46 m
1st Triple jump 14.44 m
Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 1st Triple jump 15.20 m PB
2001 Balkan Indoor Championships Piraeus, Greece 1st Triple jump 14.54 m
World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 1st Triple jump 14.91 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 3rd Triple jump 14.58 m
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 2nd Triple jump 14.37 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 1st Triple jump 14.71 m
2003 Balkan Indoor Championships Athens, Greece 3rd Triple jump 14.40 m
World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 10th (q) Triple jump 14.09 m
2004 Balkan Indoor Championships Paiania, Greece 2nd Triple jump 14.43 m
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 16th (q) Triple jump 14.13 m
2006 Balkan Indoor Championships Piraeus, Greece 1st Triple jump 14.49 m
World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 6th Triple jump 14.37 m
European Cup First League B Thessaloniki, Greece 6th Long jump 6.14 m
2nd Triple jump 14.21 m
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 6th Triple jump 14.20 m

National titles[edit]

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "От архива: Сидни завинаги ще остане в сърцето на Тереза Маринова". atletikabg.com. 28 March 2020. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  2. ^ Bulgarian Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  3. ^ Bulgarian Indoor Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  4. ^ Balkan Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  5. ^ Balkan Indoor Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  6. ^ "Ваня Стамболова се класира за финала на 400 метра, Тереза Маринова остана шеста на троен скок". topsport.bg. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
  7. ^ "Той я познава отблизо". novinar.bg. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
  8. ^ "Тереза Маринова прекрати активната си кариера". standartnews.com. Retrieved 2011-12-24.
  9. ^ "Тереза стана треньорка, oлимпийската шампионка издържа 9 месеца извън атлетиката". topsport.bg. Retrieved 2014-04-20.
  10. ^ "Тереза скача в телевизията, шампионката ще води спортно предаване". topsport.bg. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
  11. ^ "Tereza Marinova staff profile". nsa.bg. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  12. ^ "Бебето на Тереза Маринова се роди с гъста черна коса, таткото Трендафил черпи в собственото си заведение". standartnews.com. Retrieved 2011-12-24.
  13. ^ "Тереза Маринова роди момче". lifestyle.bg. Retrieved 2012-12-24.
  14. ^ "Вижте всички победители за "Спортист на годината", aнкетата се провежда от 1958 година". topsport.bg. Retrieved 2013-12-27.

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