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Mariya Grozdeva

Full name: Mariya Zdravkova Grozdeva (Grigorova-)
Original name: Мария Здравкова Гроздева (Григорова-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: June 23, 1972 in Sofia, Sofia Grad, Bulgaria
Affiliations: CSKA Sofia, Sofia (BUL)
Country: BUL Bulgaria
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 2 Gold, 3 Bronze (5 Total)

Biography

Mariya Grozdeva has been a fixture in Olympic pistol shooting finals since her début at the 1992 Olympics. There she won a bronze in the air pistol, a feat she repeated at the Atlanta Games. Four years later, she improved to gold, albeit in the sporting pistol event. She retained that title in Athens, while winning a third bronze in the air pistol. She reached her sixth Olympic final in Beijing, but with a fifth place, it became the first in which she did not medal. Remarkably, Grozdeva has never won a World Championship medal in her sport. In fact, she only twice competed in a World Championship final, once in 1994 (seventh in the air pistol) and again in 2002 (fourth in the sporting pistol). Grozdeva did claim various other prizes, including two World Cup Finals (1998, 2004), 15 World Cup wins, and seven European titles (air pistol 1994-95, 2009, sporting pistol 1997, 1999, 2003, 2009). In 2004, Grozdeva was voted Athlete of the Year in Bulgaria, the second time, after Vesela Lecheva, that this honor was won by a shooter.

Results

Women's Air Pistol, 10 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit TP PRP FRP PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P SO I10 S1P S2P S3P S4P
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Shooting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 481.6
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Shooting Bulgaria BUL Final Round 481.6 383 98.6
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Shooting Bulgaria BUL Preliminary Round 383 97 95 96 95
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Shooting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 488.5
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Shooting Bulgaria BUL Final Round 488.5 389 99.5 9.9
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Shooting Bulgaria BUL Preliminary Round 389 96 100 97 96
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Shooting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 367
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Shooting Bulgaria BUL Preliminary Round 367 91 89 94 93
2004 Summer 32 Athina Shooting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 482.3
2004 Summer 32 Athina Shooting Bulgaria BUL Final Round 482.3 386 96.3
2004 Summer 32 Athina Shooting Bulgaria BUL Preliminary Round 386 96 97 96 97
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Shooting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 382
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Shooting Bulgaria BUL Preliminary Round 382 96 93 95 98
2012 Summer 40 London Shooting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 378
2012 Summer 40 London Shooting Bulgaria BUL Qualification 378 11 95 94 94 95

Women's Sporting Pistol, 25 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit TP PTS PP RP R1P R2P PRP FRP R3P FP PP I10 SOP S1P S2P S3P
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Shooting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 574
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Shooting Bulgaria BUL Preliminary Round 574 287 287
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Shooting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 574
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Shooting Bulgaria BUL Preliminary Round 574 287 287
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Shooting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 690.3
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Shooting Bulgaria BUL Final Round 690.3 589 101.3
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Shooting Bulgaria BUL Preliminary Round 589 293 296
2004 Summer 32 Athina Shooting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 688.2
2004 Summer 32 Athina Shooting Bulgaria BUL Final Round 688.2 585 103.2
2004 Summer 32 Athina Shooting Bulgaria BUL Preliminary Round 585 294 291
2004 Summer 32 Athina Shooting Bulgaria BUL Preliminary Round Precision 294 96 99 99
2004 Summer 32 Athina Shooting Bulgaria BUL Preliminary Round Rapid 291 97 97 97
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Shooting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 786,6
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Shooting Bulgaria BUL Final Round 786,6 583 203,6
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Shooting Bulgaria BUL Preliminary Round 583 287 296
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Shooting Bulgaria BUL Preliminary Round Precision 287 97 95 95
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Shooting Bulgaria BUL Preliminary Round Rapid 296 100 97 99
2012 Summer 40 London Shooting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 583
2012 Summer 40 London Shooting Bulgaria BUL Qualification 583 24 49/48
2012 Summer 40 London Shooting Bulgaria BUL Qualification Precision 284 100 94 90
2012 Summer 40 London Shooting Bulgaria BUL Qualification Rapid 299 100 100 99