Silvia Topalova

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Silvia Topalova was a Bulgaria gymnast who displayed incredible longevity for her time having appeared in every major competition from 1978-1985 as well as the 1984 Alternate Olympics. Despite her long career, Topalova never won a medal. Topalova was an invaluable stepping-stone helping to propel Bulgaria into a strong WAG program. By the late 1980s the Bulgarians found themselves challenging the United States and East Germany for Olympic medals. Famed Bulgarian gymnast Silvia Mitova was actually named after Silvia Topalova. Mitova’s mother is Maya Blagoeva, a 1972 Olympian and former training partner of Silvia Topalova.

Results:

1978
BUL-CAN Dual Meet: 6th-AA
Dynamo Spartakiade: 3rd-AA, 1st-UB
BUL-FRG Dual Meet: 1st-Team, 1st-AA
World Championships: 10th-Team, 32nd-AA

1979
World Championships: 8th-Team, 20th-AA

1980
Cottbus International: 5th-AA, 5th-VT, 5th-UB
BUL-FRA Dual Meet: 1st-Team, 1st-AA
Moscow News: 13th-AA, 3rd-UB
Riga International: 8th-AA
World Cup: 18th-AA

1981
Balkan Championships: 2nd-Team, 11th-AA
European Championships: 16th-AA
Hungarian International: 1st-AA, 1st-BB, 5th-FX
Paris Grand Prix: 3rd-AA, 2nd-BB, 4th-UB, 4th-FX
World Championships: 7th-Team, 22nd-AA

1982
Avignon International: 2nd-AA
Balkan Championships: 2nd-Team, 5th-AA, 1st-UB, 4th-BB
Hungarian International: 1st-AA, 2nd-UB, 4th-BB
Rouen International: 10th-AA
SKDA Championships: 1st-Team, 3rd-AA, 2nd-UB, 3rd-BB

1983
BUL-NED Dual Meet: 1st-Team, 2nd-AA
Chunichi Cup: 9th-AA
BUL-GBR Dual Meet: 1st-Team, 8th-AA
Tokyo Cup: 3rd-VT, 3rd-UB
World Championships: 4th-Team, 13th-AA, 6th-UB

1984
American Cup: 5th-AA
Alternate Olympics: 6th-UB

1985
Balkan Championships: 2nd-Team, 10th-AA
European Championships: 26th-AA
Golden Sands: 1st-AA, 1st-BB
Rome Grand Prix: 2nd-AA
World Championships: 5th-Team

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Results are taken from Score for Score, The Gymternet, GymnasticGreats, My Meet Scores, Gymn-Forum, the official websites of various national gymnastics federations, newspaper clippings, classic gymnastics magazines, and in some cases, were provided by the gymnasts themselves. An explanation for the meaning of these undefined symbols can be found here.

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