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Mariya Grozdeva

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 3
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameMariya Zdravkova•Grozdeva (Grigorova-)
Used nameMariya•Grozdeva
Original nameМария Здравкова•Гроздева (Григорова-)
Born23 June 1972 in Sofia (BUL)
Measurements163 cm / 63 kg
AffiliationsCSKA Sofia, Sofia (BUL) / Levski Sopharma Shooting Club, Sopharma (BUL) / Levski Sofia, Sofia (BUL)
NOC(s) Bulgaria

Biography

Mariya Grozdeva has been a fixture in Olympic pistol shooting finals since her début at the 1992 Olympics. There she won a bronze in the air pistol, a feat she repeated at the Atlanta Games. Four years later, she improved to gold, albeit in the sporting pistol event. She retained that title in Athens, while winning a third bronze in the air pistol. She reached her sixth Olympic final in Beijing, but with a fifth place, it became the first in which she did not medal. Remarkably, Grozdeva has never won a World Championship medal in her sport. In fact, she only twice competed in a World Championship final, once in 1994 (seventh in the air pistol) and again in 2002 (fourth in the sporting pistol). Grozdeva did claim various other prizes, including two World Cup Finals (1998, 2004), 15 World Cup wins, and seven European titles (air pistol 1994-95, 2009, sporting pistol 1997, 1999, 2003, 2009). In 2004, Grozdeva was voted Athlete of the Year in Bulgaria, the second time, after Vesela Lecheva, that this honor was won by a shooter.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1992 Summer Olympics Shooting Air Pistol, 10 metres, Women Olympic 3 Bronze BUL Mariya Grozdeva
  Sporting Pistol, 25 metres, Women Olympic =18
1996 Summer Olympics Shooting Air Pistol, 10 metres, Women Olympic 3 Bronze BUL Mariya Grozdeva
  Sporting Pistol, 25 metres, Women Olympic =21
2000 Summer Olympics Shooting Air Pistol, 10 metres, Women Olympic 38 BUL Mariya Grozdeva
  Sporting Pistol, 25 metres, Women Olympic 1 Gold
2004 Summer Olympics Shooting Air Pistol, 10 metres, Women Olympic 3 Bronze BUL Mariya Grozdeva
  Sporting Pistol, 25 metres, Women Olympic 1 Gold
2008 Summer Olympics Shooting Air Pistol, 10 metres, Women Olympic 11 BUL Mariya Grozdeva
  Sporting Pistol, 25 metres, Women Olympic 5
2012 Summer Olympics Shooting Air Pistol, 10 metres, Women Olympic 24 BUL Mariya Grozdeva
  Sporting Pistol, 25 metres, Women Olympic 9

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
2000 Summer Olympics 22 September 2000 Shooting Sporting Pistol, 25 metres, Women (709.0 maximum) Final Standings 690.3 1
2000 Summer Olympics 22 September 2000 Shooting Sporting Pistol, 25 metres, Women (Rapid, 300 maximum) Preliminary Round 589 2
2004 Summer Olympics 18 August 2004 Shooting Sporting Pistol, 25 metres, Women (709.0 maximum) Final Standings 688.2 1
2004 Summer Olympics 18 August 2004 Shooting Sporting Pistol, 25 metres, Women (109.0 maximum) Final Round 103.2 1
2012 Summer Olympics 1 August 2012 Shooting Sporting Pistol, 25 metres, Women (Rapid, 300 maximum) Qualification 583 9

Other participations

Games Role Details
2004 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony

Special Notes

Research notes

I’m pretty sure that CSKA Sofia is wrong, and that she has competed just for the Levski’s! CSKA was first registrated, and booth the Levskis are according to info found August 2017

Created: Morten Aarlia Torp at August 26, 2017 13:10, Last edited: Morten Aarlia Torp at August 26, 2017 13:10