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Photos – The Ivet Lalova-Collio Story

Photos – The Ivet Lalova-Collio Story

Photos – The Ivet Lalova-Collio Story

Ivet Miroslavova Lalova-Collio (born 18 May 1984 ) is a Bulgarian athlete who specialises in the 100 metres and 200 metres sprint events.Photos – The Ivet Lalova-Collio Story

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.

Photos – The Ivet Lalova-Collio Story

She finished fourth in the 100 metres and fifth in the 200 metres at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Photos – The Ivet Lalova-Collio Story

Her career was interrupted for two years between June 2005 and May 2007 due to a leg injury.

Photos – The Ivet Lalova-Collio Story

In June 2012 she won gold at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in the Women’s 100 metres.

Photos – The Ivet Lalova-Collio Story

In July 2016 she won two silver medals at the 2016 European Athletics Championships in both the Women’s 100 and 200 metres.

Photos – The Ivet Lalova-Collio Story

She participated at four editions of the Olympic Games.

Photos – The Ivet Lalova-Collio Story

On 19 June 2004 in Plovdiv, Lalova tied with Irina Privalova as the sixth fastest woman in 100 metres history (at that time), recording a time of 10.77 seconds.

Photos – The Ivet Lalova-Collio Story

On 14 June 2005, Lalova’s career was interrupted when she broke her right femur after a collision with another athlete while warming up for the 100m sprint at the Athens Super Grand Prix.

Photos – The Ivet Lalova-Collio Story

Lalova announced her engagement to Italian sprinter Simone Collio.

Photos – The Ivet Lalova-Collio Story

They married in September 2013 in Italy.

Image Courtesy – Ivet Lalova-Collio ( Instagram )

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