This is my journey, a journey of a lifetime. Here you can witness the most significant events that have shaped my life (listed below in chronological order). From the first split to the first competition, from school to university and beyond, from being a student to becoming a teacher and researcher, from the past to the present... The bottom line is this, life flies, so take your chances, follow your heart and passions, make the most of it while concentrating on the things you love, and enjoy every moment! Above all, do not give up on your dreams!
The Story of Stefan Kolimechkov
I competed in the 2023 Milton Keynes Adult Gymnastics Competition, and became the Milton Keynes Rings Champion in the Pro 30+ category.
In June 2022, I took part at the celebrations of our Queen for her Platinum Jubilee marking remarkable 70 years of service.
At the age of 33, I accomplished one of my lifetime goals, I obtained my British citizenship.
I took the 5th place at the London Championships. No medal, but still a winner. Never Give Up.
The biggest and most important event in my life to date, my official public PhD defence.
I won gold medal on Rings and became Sutton Gymnastics Academy Rings Champion for the fourth consecutive year.
I became the London Rings Champion for the third consecutive year, after winning this event in 2015, 2016, and now in 2017.
In 2016, I competed in the National Finals (in Bulgaria) for the sixth time in my life, and I was ranked 5th in the Men’s Rings Final.
This was my fourth time performing on the Rings at this annual event, after taking part in 2013, 2014, 2015 and now in 2016.
I have become Three-time Sutton Gymnastics Academy Rings Champion after winning this event in 2014, 2015 and now in 2016.
I won the gold medal on Rings at the 2016 London Regional Men's Artistic Gymnastics Challenge, and became a two-time London Rings Champion.
Being part of the London Open for a third year in a row has been an amazing experience for me, and I will always remember each of these events.
I competed in the 1066 Gymnastics Academy Adult Competition and I won the bronze medal in the All-Around.
I won the Gold medal on Rings and I am now two-times Sutton Gymnastics Academy Rings Champion.
I won the Gold medal on Rings at the 2015 London Regional Challenge, which was held on the 26th of April at the Europa Gymnastics Centre.
I took part in the Men's London Open Championships for the second time. Once again, I performed on the Rings with one of the best gymnasts in the world.
I competed in the Basingstoke Gymnastics Adult Competition and I was awarded a silver medal.
I won a silver medal in the All-Around in the men's artistic advanced category at 1066 Gymnastics Academy.
I won the Gold medal on Rings and I became Sutton Gymnastics Academy Rings Champion.
I took part in my first international gymnastics competition, representing the Elite Gymnastics Club in London.
I was ranked 4th in the National Men's Rings Final, and this is my best result to date.
I qualified for the Men's Rings Final, and I was ranked 7th in the final. This was my first competition in which I performed double back somersault on the Rings.
I was ranked 5th in the National Final, which is my greatest achievment so far.
I competed in my third National Championships, and I was ranked 7th in the National Men's Rings Final.
I competed on Rings together with my favourite gymnast, Jordan Jovchev. I qualified for the Men's Rings Final, and I was ranked 6th in the Final.
I competed in my second National Championships, and I was ranked 8th in the National Men's Rings Final.
I competed on Rings and Parallel Bars in the Bulgarian Cup, representing my University team. I qualified for the Men's Rings Final, and I was ranked 8th in the Final.
The Pirin Gym Camp was a self-organised training camp held between 22 August and 3 September 2007 in the Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria.
I competed in my first National Championships, and I was ranked 7th in the National Men's Rings Final.
This was my first official competition on the Rings. I competed for Levski Sofia G.C., and I qualified for the Men's Rings Final. In the final, I was ranked 8th.
In my first gymnastics competition, I performed on Parallel bars and Horizontal bar.
The Primorsko Gym Camp was an organised summer gymnastics camp held between 8 and 16 August 2006 in the beautiful town and seaside resort Primorsko in Bulgaria.