|GEORGUIEVA Diliana Bulgaria
|Last update: 05/09/2011|
|Date of birth:||18/02/1965||Age:||49|
|Place of birth:||PAZARDJIK||
|Hometown:||NEW ZEALAND (BUL)|
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|Veni Vidi Vici!
That was the motto of the ancient Romans, but Diliana's as well. She had one of her shortest, but most successful competitive careers in the history of RG. She made her debut at the WC in Strasbourg' 83 and din't waste any time in taking the title.
Exactly 20 years earlier in Budapest' 63, her mother Violetta (under her maiden man Bechtchijska), finished 16th in the All around of the first ever RG World Championships. Diliana's father has been an active sportsman (he started as a gymnast and finished as a football player), and so was her younger brother.
The ABC gymnastics training Diliana received from her mother in their home town. She joined the National team at 15, moved to Sofia and within 5 years had the most successful career of a twice All around World Champion. Very positive for her development, was the constant challenge within the National team with Iliana Raeva, Lilli Ignatova and Anelia Ralenkova, who already were internationally recognized stars.
Diliana was extremely strong psychologically and this was the main secret of her success. As performer she excelled with artistry, technical abilities and talent to perform different styles - from the classic lined ball routine on Bach's "Toccata and fugue" (1983), to Igor Stravinsky "Spring Sacrament" (1985) with ribbon. But she was first an most of all a dynamic competitor. Most people who have seen her perform, remember, more than anything else, her "Rock around the Clock" clubs routine (1983).
After she won her second title in Valladolid'85 she retired and married the Bulgarian Modern Pentathlon Champion. After coaching in Japan for two years, the family moved to Australia and later on to New Zealand, where they now live. Mother of three children born in 1998.vam.