Mirela Demireva
Demireva in 2012
Personal information
Full nameMirela Krasimirova Demireva
Born (1989-09-28) 28 September 1989 (age 32)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
Country Bulgaria
SportTrack and field
Event(s)High jump
ClubAtletik Sf
Coached byLiliana Videva (2004–2014)
Rini van Leeuwen (2014–)
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • High jump:
    • Outdoor: 2.00 m
    • Indoor: 1.95 m

Mirela Krasimirova Demireva (Bulgarian: Мирела Красимирова Демирева; born 28 September 1989) is a Bulgarian high jumper.


Demireva did not reach the final at the 2006 World Junior Championships, but won the silver medal at the 2008 World Junior Championships.[1] She was again knocked out in the first round at the 2011 European U23 Championships.[2]

At the senior level she finished eighth at the 2012 European Championships[3] and seventh at the 2013 European Indoor Championships.[4] She also competed at the 2013 World Championships without reaching the final.[1]

At the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016 Demireva won a silver medal, jumping 1.97 m. She also won two consecutive silver medals at the European Championships (2016–18). Demireva was the 2016 Bulgarian Sportsperson of the Year and came in second place during the 2018 edition of the award.[5]

Her personal best jump is 2.00 m (6 ft 6+12 in), achieved in June 2018 at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Bulgaria
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 16th (q) 1.78 m
2007 European Junior Championships Hengelo, Netherlands 3rd 1.82 m
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 2nd 1.86 m
2009 European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 7th 1.83 m
2011 European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 17th (q) 1.80 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 8th 1.92 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 7th 1.87 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 9th 1.88 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 2nd 1.96 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2nd 1.97 m
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 7th 1.92 m
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 6th 1.89 m
European Championships Berlin, Germany 2nd 2.00 m
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 10th 1.89 m
2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 12th 1.93 m
Sporting positions Preceded by Maria Nikolova Women's Bulgarian National Champion 2007–2008 Succeeded by Venelina Veneva-Mateeva Preceded by Venelina Veneva-Mateeva Women's Bulgarian National Champion 2011 Succeeded by Gergana Mincheva Preceded by Gergana Mincheva Women's Bulgarian National Champion 2013–2014 Succeeded by Galina Nikolova


  1. ^ a b c Mirela Demireva at World Athletics
  2. ^ 8th European Athletics U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 14 – 17 July 2011 Results High Jump Women Qualification (PDF)
  3. ^ European Athletics Championships Helsinki, Finland 27 June – 1 July 2012 Results High Jump Women Final (PDF)
  4. ^ European Athletics Indoor Championships Göteborg, Sweden 28 February – 3 March 2013 Results High Jump Women Final Archived 8 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine (PDF)
  5. ^ "Тайбе Юсеин е "Спортист на годината"! (видео+галерии)" (in Bulgarian). Sportal.bg. 2018-12-20. Retrieved 2018-10-16.