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Nonka Decheva Matova (née Shatarova, Bulgarian: Нонка Матова Дечева; born 20 October 1954)[1] is a Bulgarian police officer and rifle shooter who won silver at the 1992 Olympics and fourteen medals (including five gold) at World Championships. She is one of the few Bulgarians to compete at six Olympic Games (1976–80, 1988–2000).

Nonka Matova
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Full nameNonka Decheva Matova
Born20 October 1954 (1954-10-20) (age 64)
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Matova was born in Plovdiv in 1954.[1] At the 50m Rifle Three Positions World Championships, she won individual silver in 1974 and bronze in 1998. She was part of the Bulgarian team that won silver in 1974, gold in 1986 and 1990, and bronze in 1998.

At the 50m Rifle Prone World Championships, she won individual bronze in 1974 and silver in 1986. She was also part of the Bulgarian team that won silver in 1986 and 1990, and was thus involved in all Bulgarian medals in the event in its first forty years (1996–2006) and counting.

At the 10m Air Rifle World Championships, she won individual bronze in 1989 and was part of the Bulgarian team that won gold in 1985, 1987, and 1989.

She has worked as a police officer for Bulgaria's Interior Ministry since 1979, and in 2003 was promoted to Major-General.[2] She became a Member of the 39th National Assembly of Bulgaria from 2001 to 2005 for the constituency 17-PLOVDIV OKRAG.[3]

General Matova also owns a Shooting Club.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Nonka Matova". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ "Former World Champion Promoted General - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency". www.novinite.com.
  3. ^ [1] Archived 29 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 November 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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