Maria Gigova

Maria Gigova

Nick Name
: N/A
:21 Apr,1947
:72 years, 4 months
:Sofia, Sofia-Capital, Bulgaria
Retired On
: 1974

About Maria Gigova

Maria Gigova  is a Bulgarian rhythmic gymnast. She is a three-time (1969, 1971, 1973) World All-around champion.

world championships:

  • She was the first gymnast to become a triple world champion in rhythmic gymnastics with her titles in 1969, 1971, and 1973. 
  • Gigova has a total of four gold medals in hoop (1967, 1969, 1971 and 1973), an achievement still unmatched by any other gymnast, as well as one title in ribbon (1971), rope (1969) and free exercise (1969). 


  • Gigova has who won 3 world titles for three consecutive years (1969, 1971 tied with Galima Shugurova, 1973) equaled only by fellow countrywoman Maria Petrova (1993, 1994, 1995 tied with Ekaterina Serebrianskaya) and Russian Evgenia Kanaeva (2009, 2010, 2011).
  • First Bulgarian to win the World Championships.
  • In 1972 she was awarded the title of Merited Master of Sport of the USSR.

Maria Gigova Achievements

Gold Medal records:

World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships:

1973 World Rhythmic Gymnastics ChampionshipsAll-around

1973 World Rhythmic Gymnastics ChampionshipsHoop

1971 World Rhythmic Gymnastics ChampionshipsAll-around

1971 World Rhythmic Gymnastics ChampionshipsRope

1971 World Rhythmic Gymnastics ChampionshipsHoop

1969 World Rhythmic Gymnastics ChampionshipsAll-around

1969 World Rhythmic Gymnastics ChampionshipsFree hands

1969 World Rhythmic Gymnastics ChampionshipsHoop

1967 World Rhythmic Gymnastics ChampionshipsHoop