Ivet Lalova

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Date of Birth May 18, 1984
Place of Birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Age 36 years old
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Ivet Lalova-Collio

Ivet Miroslavova Lalova-Collio is a Bulgarian athlete who specialises in the 100 metres and 200 metres sprint events. She is the 12th-fastest woman in the history of the 100 metres and is tied with Irina Privalova for the fastest time by a sprinter not of West African descent. She finished fourth in the 100 metres and fifth in the 200 metres at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Her career was interrupted for two years between June 2005 and May 2007 due to a leg injury. In June 2012 she won gold at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in the Women's 100 metres. In July 2016 she won two silver medals at the 2016 European Athletics Championships in both the Women's 100 and 200 metres. She has participated at four editions of the Olympic Games.

Sport: Athletics
Event(s): 100 metres, 200 metres
Coached by: K.Milanov (1996-2011), Roberto Bonomi (2011-present)
Personal best(s): 100 m: 10.77 (2004), 200 m: 22.32 (2015)
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About Ivet Lalova

Sprinter from Bulgaria who won gold medals in the 200 meter event at the European Indoor Championships and the 100 meter event at the 2012 European Championships.

Before Fame

She was originally a swimmer and gymnast before turning to running. She won the Bulgarian Youth championship in 2000.


She has held the record for the fastest time run by a non-African or African-American sprinter in a 100 meter race.

Family Life

She married sprinter Simone Collio in September 2013. Both of her parents were also sprinters.


She and Fanny Blankers-Koen are both champions in the 100 meter race at the European Championships.

Information related to Ivet Lalova-Collio

  • Bulgarian female sprinters
  • Olympic athletes of Bulgaria
  • Sportspeople from Sofia
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Latest information about Ivet Lalova updated on October 24, 2020.

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