In 2006, Dimitrova began to travel to Japan for special training with 7 times World Champions – brothers Hasegawa senseis. That year, as a result of the training in Japan, she was able to win the Gold Medal at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games
in Cartagena de Indias
, and became one of the Top Athletes for the Dominican Olympics Committee.
In 2008, she ranked 5th place at the World Senior Karate Championship in Japan. That same year, she became Senior Panamerican Champion, and repeated that gold medal in 2009, 2010, 2014 in Female Kata.
In 2009, Dimitrova qualified for the World Games in representation of the American continent, finished in 2nd place, and made history for Karate in the Dominican Republic and for Female Kata in America.
In 2009, Dimitrova decided to form a Team Kata with two of her students (Franchell Velazquez and Heydi Reynoso), and three years later, the team became Panamerican Champion in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Dimitrova has been given the award of Karate Athlete of The Year, in recognition from the Dominican Federation of Karate (FEDOKARATE), the Sports Writers Association (ACD) and the Dominican Olympic
Committee (COD) six times already, in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. Thanks to her international achievements in Karate, she has been set as an example for the youth of the Dominican Republic. She has been nominated and finalist for the National Youth Award in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, given by the Ministry of the National Youth of the Dominican Republic.
She is not only known as one of the top Kata Athletes in the world, but Dimitrova has also achieved great recognition as an Instructor. In January 2015, she was named National Junior Kata Coach by the Dominican Karate Federation. She is also Chief Instructor of the Dominican Karate Air Force Team since 2010. She has conducted International Seminars in USA, Mexico, Peru, Bulgaria, Guatemala, Venezuela and Nicaragua.
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