Bulgarian former hurdler who set four world records in 1986 alone. In 1988, she won an Olympic gold medal in the 100 meter hurdles.
She lost two fingers on her right hand in an accident as a child.
She broke her own world record in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 12.21 seconds in August 1988.
She has a son named Zhivko and twin girls named Daniela and Desislava.
She and Sally Pearson are both Olympic champions in women's sprint hurdles.