Gabriela Stoeva
Gabriela Stoeva.jpg
Personal information
CountryBulgaria
Born (1994-07-15) 15 July 1994 (age 28)[1]
Haskovo, Bulgaria[1]
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Years active2009–present
HandednessRight
Women's doubles
Highest ranking8 (with Stefani Stoeva 8 November 2018)
Current ranking10 (with Stefani Stoeva 6 September 2022)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Bulgaria
European Games
Gold medal – first place 2015 Baku Women's doubles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2018 Huelva Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2021 Kyiv Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2022 Madrid Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2017 Kolding Women's doubles
European Women's Team Championships
Silver medal – second place 2016 Kazan Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Basel Women's team
European Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Ankara Women's doubles
BWF profile

Gabriela Stoeva (Bulgarian: Габриела Стоева; born 15 July 1994) is a Bulgarian badminton player specializing in doubles. Her current partner is her younger sister, Stefani Stoeva. The pair is the three-time European Champion and European Games gold medalist as well.[2][3] They competed at the 2016 and 2020 Summer Olympics.[4]

Career

Gabriela playing with her sister, Stefani
Gabriela playing with her sister, Stefani

Gabriela Stoeva started playing badminton at age 10 in the Haskovo School Club. She joined the national team in 2008, and made a debut in the international event in 2009.[5] In 2009, she won a bronze medal at the European U-17 Championships in the girls' doubles event partnered with her sister, Stefani Stoeva.[6] And at the 2013 European U-19 Championships, the sister won the gold medal.[7]

Stoeva won her first BWF Grand Prix title at the 2014 Scottish Open in the women's doubles event with her sister. They beat Heather Olver and Lauren Smith of England in the finals round with the score 21-7 21-15.[8] In 2015, she also won the Grand Prix tournament at the Russian and Dutch Open.[9] Stoeva competed in the 2015 European Games, winning gold in women's doubles alongside her younger sister[10]

In 2017, the Stoevas finished as the runner-ups at the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold tournament, losing to the Chinese pair Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan in the straight games.[11] The sisters also won the silver medal at the European Championships.[12]

In 2021, she won her second European Championships title.[13]

Achievements

European Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Baku Sports Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Russia Ekaterina Bolotova
Russia Evgeniya Kosetskaya
21–12, 23–21
Gold
Gold

European Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Sydbank Arena, Kolding, Denmark Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
11–21, 21–15, 11–21
Silver
Silver
2018 Palacio de los Deportes Carolina Marín, Huelva, Spain Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva France Émilie Lefel
France Anne Tran
21–12, 21–10
Gold
Gold
2021 Palace of Sports, Kyiv, Ukraine Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva England Chloe Birch
England Lauren Smith
21–14, 21–19
Gold
Gold
2022 Polideportivo Municipal Gallur, Madrid, Spain Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Germany Linda Efler
Germany Isabel Lohau
21–14, 21–10
Gold
Gold

European Junior Championships

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 ASKI Sport Hall, Ankara, Turkey Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Denmark Julie Finne-Ipsen
Denmark Rikke Søby Hansen
21–11, 21–18
Gold
Gold

BWF World Tour (8 titles, 6 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[14] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour is divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[15]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Swiss Open Super 300 Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Japan Ayako Sakuramoto
Japan Yukiko Takahata
21–19, 15–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Orléans Masters Super 100 Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva France Delphine Delrue
France Léa Palermo
21–8, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Dutch Open Super 100 Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Netherlands Selena Piek
Netherlands Cheryl Seinen
21–17, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 French Open Super 750 Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
14–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 SaarLorLux Open Super 100 Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Indonesia Ni Ketut Mahadewi Istarani
Indonesia Rizki Amelia Pradipta
22–20, 15–21, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Scottish Open Super 100 Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva France Émilie Lefel
France Anne Tran
21–16, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Dutch Open Super 100 Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Japan Rin Iwanaga
Japan Kie Nakanishi
21–10, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 Spain Masters Super 300 Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Indonesia Greysia Polii
Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu
21–18, 20–22, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2020 SaarLorLux Open Super 100 Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Denmark Amalie Magelund
Denmark Freja Ravn
21–8, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Swiss Open Super 300 Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Malaysia Pearly Tan
Malaysia Thinaah Muralitharan
19–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2021 Orléans Masters Super 100 Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Thailand Jongkolphan Kititharakul
Thailand Rawinda Prajongjai
16–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 German Open Super 300 Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
16–21, 30–29, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 Swiss Open Super 300 Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Germany Linda Efler
Germany Isabel Lohau
21–14, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 Orléans Masters Super 100 Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Germany Stine Küspert
Germany Emma Moszczyński
21–15, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Grand Prix (3 titles, 3 runners-up)

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Brasil Open Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Germany Johanna Goliszewski
Germany Carla Nelte
5–11, 7–11, 11–4, 10–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Scottish Open Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva England Heather Olver
England Lauren Smith
21–7, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Russian Open Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Germany Johanna Goliszewski
Germany Carla Nelte
21–15, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Dutch Open Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Netherlands Eefje Muskens
Netherlands Selena Piek
24–22, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Dutch Open Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Australia Setyana Mapasa
Australia Gronya Somerville
21–17, 17–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Swiss Open Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
16–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (26 titles, 6 runners-up)

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Turkiye Open Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva England Alexandra Langley
England Lauren Smith
21–14, 16–21, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Banuinvest International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Denmark Sandra-Maria Jensen
Denmark Line Kjærsfeldt
19–21, 21–17, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Bulgarian Hebar Open Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Bulgaria Rumiana Ivanova
Bulgaria Dimitria Popstoikova
15–21, 21–14, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Bulgarian International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Turkey Özge Bayrak
Turkey Neslihan Yiğit
21–9, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Turkey International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Turkey Özge Bayrak
Turkey Neslihan Yiğit
19–21, 21–14, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Bulgarian Eurasia Open Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Bulgaria Petya Nedelcheva
Bulgaria Dimitria Popstoikova
11–21, 8–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Belgian International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Scotland Imogen Bankier
Bulgaria Petya Nedelcheva
21–13, 11–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Bulgarian International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva United States Eva Lee
United States Paula Lynn Obañana
21–15, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Turkey International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Turkey Özge Bayrak
Turkey Neslihan Yiğit
21–15, 21–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Austrian International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Russia Olga Golovanova
Russia Viktoriia Vorobeva
21–17, 20–22, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Orléans International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Scotland Imogen Bankier
Bulgaria Petya Nedelcheva
14–21, 7–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Finnish Open Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Denmark Line Damkjær Kruse
Denmark Marie Røpke
17–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Slovenian International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Russia Victoria Dergunova
Russia Olga Morozova
21–16, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Spanish Open Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Scotland Imogen Bankier
Scotland Kirsty Gilmour
21–14, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Swiss International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Indonesia Meiliana Jauhari
Indonesia Aprilsasi Putri Lejarsar Variella
11–6, 11–5, 11–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Turkey International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Turkey Özge Bayrak
Turkey Neslihan Yiğit
21–11, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Orléans International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva England Heather Olver
England Lauren Smith
22–20, 16–21, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Spanish International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Russia Anastasia Chervyakova
Russia Olga Morozova
21–16, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Bulgarian International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva United States Eva Lee
United States Paula Lynn Obañana
21–14, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Welsh International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva England Heather Olver
England Lauren Smith
21–10, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Irish Open Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Denmark Julie Finne-Ipsen
Denmark Rikke Søby Hansen
21–10, 22–24, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Italian International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Australia Setyana Mapasa
Australia Gronya Somerville
21–19, 18–21, 13–6 retired 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Turkey International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Turkey Özge Bayrak
Turkey Neslihan Yiğit
21–19, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Bulgarian Open Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Turkey Bengisu Erçetin
Turkey Nazlıcan İnci
21–16, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Bulgarian Open Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Denmark Amalie Magelund
Denmark Freja Ravn
21–16, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Spanish International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva France Émilie Lefel
France Anne Tran
21–8, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Belgian International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Canada Rachel Honderich
Canada Kristen Tsai
21–16, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Italian International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Russia Ekaterina Bolotova
Russia Alina Davletova
21–11, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 Bulgarian International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva Bulgaria Maria Delcheva
Bulgaria Hristomira Popovska
21–8, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Bulgaria Eurasia Open Finland Anton Kaisti Germany Marvin Seidel
Germany Yvonne Li
19–21, 21–9, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Turkey International Finland Anton Kaisti Russia Vasily Kuznetsov
Russia Viktoriia Vorobeva
21–9, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Turkey International Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Germany Jones Ralfy Jansen
Germany Cisita Joity Jansen
21–17, 17–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

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