She won a bronze medal in the K-4 500 m event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.'
Petrova started her sports career in Plovdiv with “Trakia” Sports Club of canoe-kayak in 1976. She has been a Republican Champion many times over a long period.
From 1981 to 1988, she was part of the Bulgarian national team, consistently being on the six-person team at the European and World Championships.
She won the K-2 500 m bronze medal at the 1987 World Championships in Duisburg, West Germany.
She also won an Olympic service medal by the Bulgarian Olympic Committee and was awarded the emblem of Plovdiv by the city's mayor. Ognyana Dusheva also acts as a Judge for the International Canoe Federation and serves as the PR of the Bulgarian Canoe Federation.
2007-2011 Head coach of the Turkish National Team for Seniors /U 23 / Juniors . Personal Coach of European Junior Champion from Turkey K1-200m Zagreb 2011.
2011.01.12-2012.31.11- Head Coach in Islamic Republic of Iran of canoe and kayak for Seniors and Juniors women by Canoe and Kayak and Paracanoe , C1 W-200m Silver medal in II World Cup in Moscow
2012.01.12 -2014.31.12 - Head Coach to Rowing Canoeing Association of Thailand of Sprint Canoeing and Dragon Boat for Seniors Men and Women , -The best team in Asian Sea Games 2013 with 5 golds ,5 silver ,2 bronze medals,and 5 FA in Asian Games 2014
2015.01.01-2015.31.12- Head Coach of Canoe Men in Shanghai Province - FA in National Games ,FA in National Championships
2016 - Tactical and Technical Coach of Canoe & Kayak and Dragon Boats in Philippines
International Coach of Canoe & Kayak Men & Women and Dragon Boat ! ICF Official ! Always going to the Top Level!!!!
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation profile
- DatabaseOlympics.com profile
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-01-21). Additional archives: Wayback Machine (archived 2010-01-05).
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-11-09)
- Sports-reference.com profile
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