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Raya Zaharieva


SportShort Track
Born06 Aug 1989 in Sofia 
ResidenceSofia, BUL
LanguagesBulgarian, English
Higher educationCoaching - National Sports Academy: Sofia, BUL
OccupationInformation Technology, Student
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 45.853 15 Mar 2014 Montreal  
    1000m 1:35.890 18 Feb 2011 Dresden  
    1500m 2:28.812 16 Dec 2011 Spišská Nová Ves  
    3000m 5:28.961 16 Feb 2014 Sofia  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting in the qualifying events for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)  
Hero / IdolBulgarian cyclist and short track skater Evgenia Radanova, French biathlete Martin Fourcade. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 2006 in Sofia, Bulgaria.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Don't look back, there is nothing good behind you." (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Yuliyan Angelov. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)  
InjuriesIn 2010 she broke her leg and was out for two months. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationEDUCATION
In 2014 she began a master's in sports journalism at Sofia University in Bulgaria. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015; Facebook profile, 29 Jun 2015)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamIce Peak: Sofia, BUL  
Reason for choosing this sportOne of her friends introduced her to the sport.  
Name of coachYuliyan Angelov [national], BUL  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2010/2011 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2015/2016 European Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2011/2012 European Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2012/2013 European Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2013/2014 European Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2009/2010 World Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 European Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m23  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m24  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m27  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall28  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall29  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m30  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall31  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m32  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m32  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships Overall33  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1000m33  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall34  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall34  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m35  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1500m36  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall37  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m37  
    2010/2011 World Championships Overall38  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m38  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m38  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m40  
    2010/2011 World Championships 500m41  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m42  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall43  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships Overall45  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay12  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay12  
    2012/2013 Dresden 3000m Relay12  
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay13  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay13  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m26  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m27  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1000m27  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m28  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m29  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m29  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1000m30  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m30  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m33  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m33  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m35  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m35  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m35  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m36  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m36  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m42  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m46  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m59  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 500m60  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m66  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m66  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m69  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 500m69  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m70  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1000m72  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m74  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m75  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1500m75  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 500m75  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m78  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m80  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1500m82  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m83  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m83  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1000m83  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m90  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m94  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m97