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Milena Todorova

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SH2

Further personal information

Residence
Dobrich, BUL
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Bulgarian, English, Russian
Higher education
Information Technology - Constantine of Preslav University of Shumen: Bulgaria

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up shooting Para sport in 2007 at the Irar Sport Club in Varna, Bulgaria.
Why this sport?
She was invited to try the sport, and she liked it.
Club / Team
Favorit 2013 Sport Club: Dobrich, BUL
Name of coach
Rumyana Apostolova, BUL, from 2016

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Bulgaria

General interest

Hobbies
Playing computer games. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze medals at the 2013 World Cup event in Antalya, Turkey, and the 2018 Grand Prix event in Szczecin, Poland. (Athlete, 19 Apr 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her father, and her brother. (Athlete, 19 Apr 2019)
Hero / Idol
Bulgarian sport shooter Maria Grozdeva. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Challenge yourself and change the world." (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
She was named among the Three Best Para Athletes of the Year for 2020 in Dobrich, Bulgaria. (dobrichonline.com, 23 Dec 2020)

She received the Impressive Performance prize at the 2018 Sport Icar awards ceremony held by the Bulgarian Olympic Committee. (mpes.government.bg, 19 Dec 2018; standartnews.com, 19 Dec 2018)
Milestones
She became the first Bulgarian Para shooter to compete at the Paralympic Games, following her participation at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (bnt.bg, 30 May 2018; ndt1.eu, 24 Oct 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 01 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 19 Apr 2019)
Impairment
At age three she was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, which affects her upper and lower limbs. (dobrich.topnovini.bg, 20 Jan 2016; Athlete, 02 Sep 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works at the information service centre for the municipality of Dobrich in Bulgaria. (Athlete, 19 Apr 2019; Facebook profile, 09 Mar 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2014-07-21 22
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2014-07-23 41
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 2016-09-10 13
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 2016-09-13 22
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 17
R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 8
R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Final 2018-05-05 5