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Iliyana Raeva pictured here left. Photo by Sofia Photo Agency

"Of course, it could have been much better (Bulgaria's rhythmic gymnastics team ranking at the Olympic Games in London). But I want to make it clear that this is not the reason for my resignation. I feel a bit exhausted. I need new challenges in my professional life."

Bulgaria's rhythmic gymnastics coach Iliyana Raeva comments after unexpectedly submitting her resignation on Wednesday, exactly one month after the final day of 2012 Olympic Games.

The girls, who headed for London to grab gold medals, ranked at the disappointing sixth spot in the Olympic finals, saying the pressure was huge and they just could not cope with it.

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Tags: London 2012, Olympic Games, Iliyana Raeva


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