Maria Grozdeva

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Maria Grozdeva
Maria grozdeva.jpg
Grozdeva in 2014
Personal information
Full name Maria Zdravkova Grozdeva
Born 23 June 1972 (1972-06-23) (age 44)
Sofia, Bulgaria

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 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.

Olympic results[edit]

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

Records[edit]

Current world records held in 25 metre pistol
Women (ISSF) Final 796.9  Kim Jang-Mi (KOR) (592+204.9) April 22, 2012 London (GBR) edit
Women (CISM) Individual 590  Li Duihong (CHN)
 Mariya Grozdeva (BUL)
1993
1996
(NOR)
(SWE)
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VIP Brother 3[edit]

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).

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