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Ginka Zagorcheva
Bulgarian hurdler

Ginka Zagorcheva

Ginka Zagorcheva
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Intro Bulgarian hurdler
Is Athlete
From Bulgaria
Field Sports
Gender female
Birth 12 April 1958, Rakovski, Plovdiv Province, Bulgaria
Age 64 years
Height: 175
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Ginka Zagorcheva-Boycheva, Bulgarian: Гинка Загорчева-Бойчева (born April 12, 1958 in Plovdiv) is a former hurdling athlete from Bulgaria. Most notable for winning the 100 metres hurdles at the 1987 World Championships. She held the world record for a year with a time of 12.25 sec, until it was beaten by Yordanka Donkova in August 1988. Zagorcheva is married to former Bulgarian high jumper Ivaylo Boychev; they have one daughter Ani born in 1981.


Five-time Bulgarian National Champion at 100 m hurdles, 1983, 85, 87, 89 & 90.

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Bulgaria
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece 8th 100 m hurdles 13.14 sec
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 100 m hurdles 12.62
1985 World Indoor Games Paris, France 5th 60 m hurdles 8.13
European Indoor Championships Athens, Greece 2nd 60 m hurdles 8.02
IAAF World Cup Canberra, Australia 2nd 100 m hurdles 12.72
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 3rd 100 m hurdles 12.70
1987 European Indoor Championships Lievin, France 3rd 60 m hurdles 7.92
World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, U.S. 3rd 60 m hurdles 7.99
World Championships Rome, Italy 1st 100 m hurdles 12.34
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea heats 100 m hurdles dnf
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 6th 100 m hurdles 13.02
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