Born: September 8, 1985, Sandanski
Maria Yancheva won for Bulgaria the first title of the Youth Olympic Festival - Murcia 2001.
Bronze medalist of the World Cup in Sofia (2006). Yancheva is also №2 in the world of sambo.
Silver Juniors, women U20 78 kg Sofia 2004 European Championships
Silver Juniors, women U20 78 kg Rotterdam (Netherlands) 2002 European Championships
Gold Cadets, women 70 kg Murcia (Spain) 2001 Youth Olympic Festival
Bonze Women 78 kg Ostia (Italy) 2001 World Military Championships