Role Olympic athlete
Event(s) High jump
Height 1.75 m
|Personal best(s) 1.94 m (1972)|
Weight 64 kg
Name Yordanka Blagoeva
|Born 19 January 1947 (age 68) (1947-01-19) Gorno Tserovene, Montana, Bulgaria|
Club Septemwriyska slava, Levski-Spartak Club
Olympic medals Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's high jump
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Yordanka Blagoeva (Bulgarian: Йорданка Благоева, born 19 January 1947) is a Bulgarian high jumper. She competed at the 1968, 1972, 1976 and 1980 Olympics and finished in 17th, 2nd, 3rd and 16th place, respectively. She won the high jump at the 1965 Summer Universiade and 1973 European Athletics Indoor Championships. On 24 September 1972 she became the first Bulgarian athlete to break a world record. Next year she also set a new indoor high jump record, and was ranked as the best high jumper in Europe.
In 1972 Blagova graduated from a Sports Academy. She later served as president of Bulgarian aerobics federation.