Mila Marinova is considered one of the best World Champion rhythmic gymnast to come out of Bulgaria. Not an easy task, considering that she accomplished this during Bulgaria's dominance of Rhythmic Gymnastics over the world. She also became a multiple World and European Championship medalist, top-notch coach, entrepreneur, and posseses one of the most notable comeback stories in the history of rhythmic gymnastics.
Mila Marinova showed star potential early, at just 14 years old, the lively Bulgarian took 1st place in the junior division of the 1988 Intervision Cup. She followed up with a silver medal in the all-around of the 1989 Junior European Championships, and also won gold medals with rope, hoop, and ball.