Simona Peycheva

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Simona Peycheva
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Country representedFlag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
Born (1985-05-14) May 14, 1985 (age 33)
Discipline Rhythmic gymnastics

Simona Peycheva (Bulgarian : Симона Пейчева) (born May 14, 1985 in Sofia, Bulgaria) is an Individual Bulgarian Rhythmic Gymnast.

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Rhythmic gymnastics gymnastics accompanied by music

Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport in which individuals or groups of five manipulate one or two pieces of apparatus: rope, hoop, ball, clubs, ribbon and freehand. Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport that combines elements of ballet, gymnastics, dance, and apparatus manipulation. The victor is the participant who earns the most points, determined by a panel of judges, for leaps, balances, pirouettes (pivots), apparatus handling, and execution. The maximum number of points are out of 10.00 and the judges consider artistry, mastery, and execution. The choreography must cover the entire floor and contain a balance of jumps, leaps, pivots, balances and flexibility movements. Each movement involves a high degree of athletic skill and key movement. Physical abilities needed by a rhythmic gymnast include strength, power, flexibility, agility, dexterity, endurance and hand-eye coordination.

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Career

Peycheva started Rhythmic Gymnastics in 1991 at the Academic Club in Sofia, under head coach Marietta Dukova. As a junior, she had victories at several international tournaments.

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In 2001, Alina Kabaeva and her teammate Irina Tchachina, who originally won gold and silver medal in all-around, respectively tested positive for a banned diuretic (furosemide) and were stripped of their medals, Ukraine's Tamara Yerofeeva, who originally won bronze, was awarded the gold. With the disqualification of the Russian Team results at the 2001 World Championships, Peycheva took three golds (hoop, ball, clubs) as well as two silver (all around, rope) and one bronze (team).

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Peycheva won the ball and clubs at the 2002 World Cup Final in Stuttgart. She missed the end of 2003 and the early months of 2004 due to a foot operation. She did compete in the 2004 European Championships and the 2004 Athens Olympics, qualifying in 7th and placing 6th in the final with a total of 101.050 (Hoop 25.375, Ball 25.675, Clubs 25.600, Ribbon 24.400). At the 2005 Corbeil-Essonnes Tournament she placed 2nd in Ball.

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She competed in her last Olympics cycle at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where she finished 10th at the finals.

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After four years, she resumed her career and she returned to the sport and recently she has just[ when? ] competed at the national Championship of Bulgaria finishing 6th. "My Return is not my whim! Trained by one month. If I am not part of the national team, my return is futile!"[ this quote needs a citation ]

Detailed Olympic results

Year Competition Description Location Music [1] Apparatus Score-Final Score-Qualifying
2008 Olympics Beijing All-around 65.475 67.175
Overture by Andrew Lloyd Webber Ribbon 15.750 16.675
Berlin Foot Chase by John Powell Rope 15.975 16.900
Summertime music from Voyage by Rick Wakeman Hoop 16.975 17.125
Korana by Sanja Illic & Balkanika Clubs 16.775 16.475
Year Competition Description Location Music Apparatus Score-Final Score-Qualifying
2004 Olympics Athens All-around 101.050 98.700
Navras music from Matrix Revolutions
by Don Davis & Juno Reactor
Ribbon 24.400 23.725
Prokliatieto music from Orisia by Isihia Ball 25.675 24.800
Handel's Sarabande by Maksim Mrvica Hoop 25.375 25.475
Clubs 25.600 24.700

Personal life

She is married to Goran and they have a boy named Aleksey. [2]

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