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RADUKANOVA Madlen
Bulgaria
BUL
Title
Ms
Lastname
RADUKANOVA
Firstname
Madlen
Gender
female
Country
Bulgaria
Place of birth
Sofia
Year of birth
2000 (22 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Rhythmic Gymnastics
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Hobbies
Spending time outdoors, watching films. (blitz.bg, 27 Sep 2018)
Family
Partner Bozhidar Temelkov
Spoken languages
Bulgarian, English
Sporting relatives
Her partner Bozhidar Temelkov has represented Bulgaria in judo, and competed at the world championships in 2019 and 2021. Her father Milen Radukanov was a Bulgarian professional football player and has coached Bulgarian football sides CSKA Sofia, Botev Plovdiv, Slavia Sofia and OFK Pirin. (standartnews.com, 12 May 2022; blitz.bg, 27 Sep 2018; transfermarkt.com, 21 May 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 08 Aug 2022)
Injuries
In 2021 she suffered stress fracture to her ankle but was able to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (24chasa.bg, 15 Aug 2021)
National Team
2011 (gimnastika.pro, 2017)
Start sporting career
She took up the sport at age five at the Levski-Triaditza club in Sofia, Bulgaria. (Bulgarian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation Facebook page, 22 Jan 2017; fbgr.org, 01 Jan 2017)
Reason for taking up the sport
Her parents took her to the gym where her older sister was training. (eva.bg, 17 Sep 2018)
Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the group all-around competition at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 08 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her first coach Maria Kancheva. (blitz.bg, 27 Sep 2018)
Awards
In 2021 she and her Bulgarian teammates Laura Traets, Simona Dyankova, Stefani Kiryakova and Erika Zafirova received the Woman of the Year award at the gala ceremony held by Grazia magazine in Bulgaria. (graziaonline.bg, 08 Oct 2021)

In 2019 she and her Bulgarian teammates Laura Traets, Simona Dyankova, Stefani Kiryakova and Erika Zafirova were named Team of the Year at the Bulgarian Sportsperson of the Year awards after they won a silver and a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. (bnr.bg, 20 Dec 2019)

She was part of the Bulgarian rhythmic gymnastics team that was named Team of the Year at the 2017 Bulgarian Sportsperson of the Year awards. (beautyinsport.com, 20 Dec 2017)

She was named Rising Star of the 2013 International Cup in Sofia, Bulgaria, by Bulgarian national newspaper Monitor. (Bulgarian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation Facebook page, 22 Jan 2017; blitz.bg, 16 Sep 2013)
Additional information
General
RETIREMENT
In October 2021 she was part of the Bulgarian group that withdrew from the world championships in Kitakyushu, Japan, due to an injury suffered by Laura Traets. Following the withdrawal, she announced her retirement from the sport alongside her national teammates Simona Dyankova, Laura Traets, Erika Zafirova and Stefani Kiryakova, who claimed gold together in the group event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "I always told myself that the Olympics would be my last competition. I wasn't surprised, it was quite normal. Failing that, I might have thought about it, and I'm glad I didn't have to. I will miss the time with the girls most of all - talking, being together for so long, every day, and experiencing emotions and stories together." (sportal.bg, 13 Dec 2021; epicenter.bg, 28 Oct 2021)

Last update : 2022-08-08

Olympic Games

2021 - Games of the XXXII Olympiad TOKYO (JPN)

Group All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
92.100 
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
91.800 
World Championships

2019 - 37th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships BAKU (AZE)

Group All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
58.000 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Group 5x
Rank Final
2
Score Final
29.350
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
29.200
Group 3x+2x
Rank Final
5
Score Final
28.850
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
28.800

2018 - 36th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships SOFIA (BUL)

Group All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
42.050 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Group 5x
Rank Final
1
Score Final
23.300
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
19.700
Group 3x+2x
Rank Final
6
Score Final
20.750
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
22.350

2017 - 35th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships PESARO (ITA)

Group All-Around
Rank Final
2
Score Final
36.950 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Group 5x
Rank Final
4
Score Final
18.250
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
18.650
Group 3x+2x
Rank Final
3
Score Final
18.600
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
18.300