Bulgarian Senior Group will not participate at European Championships

Laura Traets and Erika Zafirova

Bulgarian Senior group recently confirmed that they withdrawn from European Championships in Kiev from November 26 to 29 since a member of the team, Erika Zafirova, tested positive for coronavirus.

Local news reported that the team will be on quarantine for ten days and they will not be able to train either compete.

Bulgaria 5 Balls 2020

Bulgarian Senior Group will no longer travel to the Kiev 

This group has been in top 5 positions since 2014 and they clearly were favorites.

The situation right now is really unstable due to the Covid crisis in the whole Europe. Irina Deriugina confirmed this week that their intention is to still organize the event under strict conditions and with no audience.

Bulgarian Senior Group in 2019

On the other hand, Boryana Kaleyn and Katrin Taseva, will represent Bulgaria in the individual competition.

Boryana Kaleyn
Katrin Taseva

Bulgarian Group will change their two routine for Olympic Games in Rio


Bulgaria 5 Ribbons World Championships Stuttgart 2015


Ina Ananieva, head coach of the Bulgarian Senior Group wants to change both exercises looking forward Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

“Since I became the head coach of this group we changed each year our compositions. Bulgaria will not  go to the Olympic with old routines. We need to show something different, so that we will have both routines” – said Ina.

World Championships in Stuttgart were really successful for Bulgarian Group. They got bronze medal in hoops and clubs final and silver medal in All-Around competition.

“Bulgarian group deserves a medal in Rio Olympics” – said their coach Ina Ananieva

“I really want these girls yo succeed in the Olimpic Games. They truly deserve it” – said Ananiega in a recently interview

Bulgaria will start working on the next season on 10th of October.