Ginka Zagorcheva-Boycheva, Bulgarian: Гинка Загорчева-Бойчева (born April 12, 1958 in Plovdiv) is a former hurdling athlete from Bulgaria. Most notable for winning the 100 metres hurdles at the 1987 World Championships. She held the world record for a year with a time of 12.25 sec, until it was beaten by Yordanka Donkova in August 1988. She also competed in the women's 100 metres hurdles at the 1988 Summer Olympics.[1]

National titles

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Bulgaria
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece 8th 100 m hurdles 13.14 sec
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 100 m hurdles 12.62
1984 Friendship Games Prague, Czechoslovakia 6th 100 m hurdles 12.86
1985 World Indoor Games Paris, France 5th 60 m hurdles 8.13
European Indoor Championships Athens, Greece 2nd 60 m hurdles 8.02
IAAF World Cup Canberra, Australia 2nd 100 m hurdles 12.72
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 3rd 100 m hurdles 12.70
1987 European Indoor Championships Lievin, France 3rd 60 m hurdles 7.92
World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, U.S. 3rd 60 m hurdles 7.99
World Championships Rome, Italy 1st 100 m hurdles 12.34
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 4th 100 m hurdles 7.95
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea heats 100 m hurdles dnf
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 6th 100 m hurdles 13.02


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Roberto Carmona Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
Sporting positions Preceded by Lucyna Kalek Women's 100m Hurdles Best Year Performance 1985 Succeeded by Yordanka Donkova Preceded by Yordanka Donkova Women's 100m Hurdles Best Year Performance 1987 Succeeded by Yordanka Donkova