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Portrait of athlete

NAKOVSKA-BIKOVAOlivera

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NAKOVSKA-BIKOVA

Olivera

Female
Events in competition
P2 - Women's 10m Air Pistol SH1 (P2 - Women's 10m Air Pistol SH1)
P3 - Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 (P3 - Mixed 25m Pistol SH1)
P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 (P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1)
Team P3 - Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 (Team P3 - Mixed 25m Pistol SH1)
Team P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 (Team P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1)
NAKOVSKA-BIKOVA Olivera
Sport Shooting
NPC FYR Macedonia   
GenderWomen
Age40
Place of BirthBitola, YUG
Height1.65 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
SH1
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Zlatko Bikov, daughter Viktorija
Residence
Bitola, MKD
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Macedonian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 1998 at age 24 in Bitola, FYR Macedonia.
Why this sport?
She was inspired by shooter Branimir Jovanovski, who won a gold medal at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona. Jovanovski was competing as an Independent Paralympic participant that year.
Club / Team
Rabotnichki: Skopje, MKD
Name of coach
Branimir Jovanovski [personal]
Coach from which country?
FYR Macedonia
Senior International Debut
Year
2001
Competing for
FYR Macedonia
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Vingsted
General Interest
Hobbies
Music, fitness, reading. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting a world record to win gold in the 10m air pistol at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (vlada.mk, 02 Sep 2012)
Most influential person in career
Coach Branimir Jovanovski. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2011)
Hero / Idol
Serbian Olympic shooter Jasna Shekaric. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2011)
Injuries
She missed 10 months of training in 2010 because of epicondylitis [tennis elbow]. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always stay focused." (Athlete, 25 Aug 2011)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2012 Athlete of the Year in Bitola, FYR Macedonia. (sitel.com.mk, 02 Feb 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (paralympic.org, 08 May 2014)
Impairment
She is missing her left arm. (paralympic.org, 2012)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
She became the first athlete from FYR Macedonia to win a Paralympic gold medal, achieving the feat at the 2012 Games in London. She was personally congratulated by then Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, and awarded 30,000 euros from the government. (macedoniaonline.eu, 12 Sep 2012; vlada.mk, 02 Sep 2012; paralympic.org, 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2004 Air Pistol SH1 451.0
26 2004 Free Pistol SH1 490
14 2004 Sport Pistol SH1 547
5 2008 Air Pistol SH1 462.1
15 2008 Free Pistol SH1 518
15 2008 Sport Pistol SH1 553
1 2012 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 475.7
12 2012 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 553
17 2012 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 515
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
36 2006 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1  
2 2006 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 466.1
12 2010 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1  
24 2010 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1  
3 2010 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 462.4
3 2014 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 164.5
4 2014 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 7
20 2014 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 512