Evgeniya Radanova

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameEvgeniya Nikolova•Radanova
Used nameEvgeniya•Radanova
Nick/petnamesJeny
Original nameЕвгения Николова•Раданова
Born4 November 1977 in Sofia (BUL)
Measurements166 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsSlavia Sofia, Sofia (BUL)
NOC Bulgaria

Biography

Evgeniya Radanova is the first Bulgarian athlete to compete both in the Winter and Summer Olympics, and also the first Bulgarian Winter Olympian to win more than one medal. After unremarkable results early in her career, she became European Champion five times in a row, 2000-2004, and again 2006-2007. The 500 m became her specialty, bettering the World Record in that distance three times. She won two medals at the Salt Lake City Olympics, despite suffering a chin laceration in late 2001. After these achievements, the Bulgarian track cycling coach approached her to try out cycling. She qualified for the 2004 Olympics as a sprinter, but did not achieve remarkable results. In 2006, Radanova retained her Olympic silver medal in the 500 m.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1994 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) BUL Evgeniya Radanova
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 23
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 21
1998 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) BUL Evgeniya Radanova
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 14
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 11
2002 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) BUL Evgeniya Radanova
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 5
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
3,000 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Bulgaria 6
2004 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) BUL Evgeniya Radanova
Sprint, Women (Olympic) 12
2006 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) BUL Evgeniya Radanova
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) DQ
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 6
2010 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) BUL Evgeniya Radanova
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 9
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 25
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 7

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
2002 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony BUL Evgeniya Radanova
2006 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony BUL Evgeniya Radanova
2010 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony BUL Evgeniya Radanova

Special Notes