Maria Grozdeva

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Maria Zdravkova Grozdeva (Bulgarian: Мария Здравкова Гроздева, née Григорова, Grigorova; born on 23 June 1972 ) is a Bulgarian sport shooter, concentrating on both 25 metre pistol and 10 metre air pistol. She is the only woman to have successfully defended the 25 metre pistol title at the Olympic Games. Apart from her five Olympic medals including two gold medals, she also has been successful at CISM World Championships and ISSF World Cups. She is also the current holder of the final world record in 25 metre pistol. Grozdeva was born in Sofia.

Maria Grozdeva
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Grozdeva in 2014
Personal information
Full nameMaria Zdravkova Grozdeva
Born23 June 1972 (1972-06-23) (age 48)
Sofia, Bulgaria

Olympic resultsEdit

Event 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012
25 metre pistol 18th
574
21st
574
  Gold
589+101.3
  Gold
585+103.2
5th
583+203.6
9th
583
10 metre air pistol   Bronze
383+98.6
  Bronze
389+99.5
38th
367
  Bronze
386+96.3
11th
382
24th
378

RecordsEdit

Current world records held in 25 metre pistol
Women (CISM) Individual 590   Li Duihong (CHN)
  Maria Grozdeva (BUL)
  Stephanie Thurmann (GER)
  Zhang Mengyuan (CHN)
  Doreen Vennekamp (GER)
1993
1996
2015
June 2, 2018
June 2, 2018
(NOR)
(SWE)
(KOR)
Thun (SUI)
Thun (SUI)
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VIP Brother 3Edit

On 17 March 2009 Mariya became a contestant on the third season of the reality show VIP Brother (the Bulgarian version of the Big Brother celebrity edition).

ReferencesEdit

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Mariya Grozdeva". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
  • Grozdeva's profile at ISSF NEWS