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In 1974 Robeva graduated from the High Institute for Sports (now National Sports Academy) and started work as a coach at the "Levski-Spartak" club. The same year she was appointed head coach of the Bulgarian National Team and she remained in that position until 1999. This was a very successful period for Bulgarian rhythmic gymnastics. Neshka Robeva ( Нешка Робева) (born May 26, 1946) is a bulgarian former Rhythmic Gymnast and coach. Born in Rousse, Robeva graduated from the Bulgarian State Choreography School in "Bulgarian Dances" in 1966 and since then had been a member of the Bulgarian national rhythmic gymnastics squad until 1973. She took part in four World Championships. (1967, 1969, 1971, 1973)
The 25 years under her leadership will be remembered as the Golden GirlsCentury of the Bulgarian school in rhythmic gymnastics and her European and World champions as the Golden girls of Bulgaria. The sucessess of several generations of Bulgarian gymnasts are closely related with her name. In World, European and Olympic champioships Neshkas gymnasts won 294 medals.
With this starts the phenomenal era of the Bulgarian rhythmic gymnastics. The new generation, prepared by Neshka, was called The Golden Girls. Her amazing coaching career starts in 1977 (firstly she works with Valentina Ganeva). At the next World At the next World championship in London in 1979 she was 1st with Iliana Raeva with Clubs. Neshkas team comes back from Munich (1981) with AA World Champion – Anelia Ralenkova. Next on the list were Lily Ignatova and Iliana Raeva.
At the World Championship in Strasbourg83 1st AA becomes Diliana Georgieva, followed by Anelia Ralenkova and Lily Ignatova. The success is stunning! The Bulgarian girls occupied the honorary step, only our flag was waved and only our national anthem was heard! After that - Valladolid85 where Georgieva became for the second time AA Champion, Lily Ignatova was second again and Bianka Panova – third.
. In 1987 Bianka Panova won all golden medals and all her rating were 10.00 – a unique case in the whole history of gymnastics! Adriana Dunavska and Elizabet Koleva took the next two places. Neshka Robeva is the only coach in the world who had prepared more than one champion for several World Championships. Unfortunately the first place is only one!
She was first on three consecutive World Championships – in Alicante93, Paris94 and Vienna95. Bulgaria again has a three time World Champion. With this Maria Petrova repeats the great success of Maria Gigova! During the next years, Neshka prepares a new miracle in the rhythmic gymnastics – Maria Petrova. Neshkas Golden Girls win the European Championship inAmsterdam80 where Iliana Raeva was first and Lily Ignatova – second.
. Anelia Ralenkova becomes European Champion in Stavanger82 and again in Vienna84. At the European Championship in Florence86 the always second place winner Lily Ignatova is at last European Champion, along with Bianka Panova.
. In Helsinki88 two Bulgarian girls – Elizabet Koleva and Adriana Dunavska with equal points are AA European Champions. In Goteborg90 the gold is for Julia Baicheva. Maria Petrova repeats this in Stuttgart92 and Solun94.
Iliana Raeva, Anelia Ralenkova, Lily Ignatova, Diliana Georgieva, Bianka Panova, Adriana Dunavska, Elizabet Koleva, Julia Baicheva, Branimira Ivanova, Maria Petrova and the ensemble competitors – what a magnificent galaxy of beauties and champions. The necklace of triumphs stretches from the European Championship in Amsterdam80 to the World Championship in Paris94. The Golden Girls of Neshka Robeva are always at the top –
. Neshka Robeva is the only coach in the world who had won 7 titles with her girls. We have to add the titles of the ensembles, which are of no less value.
We dont need to make an inquiry – who is the best rhythmic gymnastics coach for all times. The result is perfectly clear – this is Neshka! For less than two decades as a coach of the national teams, Neshka Robeva wins an amazing amount of medals – 294 (for women and girls), from which 143 gold, 88 silver and 63 bronze.
. In 1998 Neshka was the choreographer and dance producer for the dance in the film Acatamus from the director Georgi Dyulgerov. From 1993 until 1997 she was a member of the European Gymnastics Committee. Neshka is currently the president of the Levski rhythmic gymnastics club.