Svetla Otsetova

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Svetla Otsetova
Medal record
Women's rowing
Representing  Bulgaria
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1976 Montreal Double sculls
World Rowing Championships
Gold medal – first place 1978 Karapiro Double sculls
Silver medal – second place 1977 Amsterdam Double sculls
Silver medal – second place 1979 Bled Double sculls
Bronze medal – third place 1975 Nottingham Double sculls

Svetla Otsetova[1] (Bulgarian: Светла Оцетова, born 23 November 1950) is a Bulgarian rower.

She won a gold medal with Zdravka Yordanova in women's double sculls rowing in the 1976 Montreal Olympics.[2] She also competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics.[3]

She is the third woman in history to serve in the International Olympic Committee.[citation needed] Otsetova was the president of the Bulgarian Rowing Federation[4] until 2012. She is also a recipient of the Order of Stara Planina (1st class).


  1. ^ Bulgarians in FISA
  2. ^ "1976 Summer Olympics – Montreal, Canada –Rowing" Archived 17 September 2008 at the Wayback (Retrieved on 9 March 2008)
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Svetla Otsetova Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  4. ^ Gergov, Nikolay (21 August 2009). "Оцетова поиска БОК. Костадинова отива при Борисов, иска нов имот" (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 31 October 2015.

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