I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Lalova-IvetIvet Lalova-Collio (born May 18, 1984) is a Bulgarian athlete who specializes in the 100 meters and 200 meters sprint events.

She is the tenth fastest woman in 100 meters history, and is tied with Irina Privalova for the fastest time by a sprinter not of West African descent. She finished fourth in the 100 meters and fifth in the 200 meters at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Her career was interrupted for two years between June 2005 and May 2007 due to a leg injury. In June 2012 she won Gold at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Women’s 100 meters.