Iliana Raeva Heads the Bulgarian Federation

As expected, Iliana Raeva is the new president of the Bulgarian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation. Ina Ananieva will remain as coach of Bulgaria's group. The first thing the newly elected president said was that "young gymnasts need to get a chance." I really hope she means it. Her statement makes me remember a gymnast who was a great hope for Bulgaria, Filipa Siderova, who never got her chance and actually ended up competing for another country briefly. I will never forget this truly sophisticated and wonderful clubs routine:

I really hope that the new federation leadership will seek help from someone who can create such powerful choreography and will rely on girls who can rise to the same level.