Maria Grozdeva

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Maria Grozdeva
Maria grozdeva.jpg
Grozdeva in 2014
Personal information
Full nameMaria Zdravkova Grozdeva
Born23 June 1972 (1972-06-23) (age 50)
Sofia, Bulgaria

Maria Zdravkova Grozdeva, married surname Grigorova (Bulgarian: Мария Здравкова Гроздева-Григорова; 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. She competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Women's 25 m pistol, and Women's 10 m air pistol.[1]

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.[2]

Life[edit]

Grozdeva was born in Sofia. She is president of the Bulgaria Shooting Union.[3]

VIP Brother 3[edit]

On 17 March 2009 Grozdeva became a contestant on the third season of the reality show VIP Brother (the Bulgarian version of the Big Brother celebrity edition).[4]

Olympic results[edit]

Event 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012
25 metre pistol 18th
574
21st
574
1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
589+101.3
1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
585+103.2
5th
583+203.6
9th
583
10 metre air pistol 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
383+98.6
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
389+99.5
38th
367
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
386+96.3
11th
382
24th
378

Records[edit]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shooting GROZDEVA Maria - Tokyo 2020 Olympics". .. Archived from the original on 2021-09-01. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  2. ^ "ISSF - International Shooting Sport Federation - issf-sports.org". www.issf-sports.org. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  3. ^ "Maria Grozdeva, President of the Bulgaria Shooting Union, wins her 16th World Cup Gold medal in Rio". infobae (in European Spanish). July 12, 2021. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  4. ^ "Bulgaria Much Anticipated VIP Brother 3 Begins with Political Scandal - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency". www.novinite.com. Retrieved 2021-09-01.


Olympic Games
Preceded by Flagbearer for  Bulgaria
Athens 2004
Tokyo 2020
Succeeded by