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Olivera Nakovska-Bikova

Shooting
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Family
Husband Zlatko Bikov, daughter Viktorija, son Ilija [2016]
Residence
Bitola, MKD
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Macedonian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began shooting in 1997 in Bitola, North Macedonia.
Why this sport?
She was inspired by North Macedonian 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
SSRI Bitola: North Macedonia
Name of coach
Branimir Jovanovski [national], MKD

International debut

Year
2001
Competing for
North Macedonia
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Vingsted, DEN

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the SH1 10m air pistol at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 13 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Branimir Jovanovski. (Athlete, 13 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Serbian shooter Jasna Shekaric, Macedonian Para shooter Branimir Jovanovski. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2011; 13 Sep 2016)
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 2019 and 2020 Para Athlete of the Year in Bitola, North Macedonia. (bitolanews.mk, 27 Feb 2021; 09 Feb 2020)

She was North Macedonia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)

She was named the 2012 Athlete of the Year in Bitola, North Macedonia. (sitel.com.mk, 02 Feb 2013)
Milestones
She became the first athlete representing North Macedonia to win a Paralympic gold medal in any sport, when she triumphed in SH1 10m air pistol at the 2012 Games in London. The medal was also the first of any colour won by a female North Macedonian athlete at the Paralympic Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 15 Jun 2021; macedoniaonline.eu, 12 Sep 2012; vlada.mk, 02 Sep 2012; paralympic.org, 2012)
Impairment
She was born without a left arm. (fokus.mk, 10 Sep 2016)
Other information
MOTHERHOOD
She competed at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro while six months pregnant. She gave birth to her second child, and first son, Ilija in November that year. (fokus.mk, 15 Nov 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 4
Women's Air Pistol SH1 Final Round 5
Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 Qualification 15
Mixed Free Pistol SH1 Qualification 15
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 25m Sport Pistol SH1 Qualification 2010-07-18 12
Mixed 50m Free Pistol SH1 Qualification 2010-07-21 24
Women's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2010-07-22 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P2 - Women's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Final Round 2012-08-31 1
P2 - Women's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2012-08-31 1
P3 - Mixed 25 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2012-09-03 12
P4 - Mixed 50 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2012-09-06 17
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2014-07-20 8
Women's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Final 2014-07-20 3
Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 Semifinal 2014-07-22 4
Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 Final 2014-07-22 4
Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2014-07-22 7
Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2014-07-24 20
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P2 - Women's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Final Round 2016-09-09 7
P2 - Women's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2016-09-09 3
P3 - Mixed 25 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2016-09-11 14
P4 - Mixed 50 m Pistol SH1 Final Round 2016-09-14 4
P4 - Mixed 50 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2016-09-14 8
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P2 - Women's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 1
P2 - Women's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Final 2018-05-05 3
P3 - Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 4
P3 - Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 Final 2018-05-05 6
P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 9
Team P3 - Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 4
Team P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 8