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NAKOVSKA-BIKOVA Olivera
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC North Macedonia   
GenderWomen
Age47
Place of BirthBitola, YUG
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
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
SK Rabotnicki [MKD] / SSRI Bitola [MKD]:
Name of coach
Branimir Jovanovski [national], MKD
Senior International Debut
Year
2001
Competing for
North Macedonia
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Vingsted, DEN
General Interest
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
In 2019 and 2020 she was named Para Athlete of the Year in Bitola, North Macedonia. (bitolanews.mk, 27 Feb 2021, 09 Feb 2020)

She was flag bearer for North Macedonia 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 secure a Paralympic gold medal in any sport by winning the 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)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (paralympic.org, 16 Mar 2022)
Impairment
She was born without her 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, Ilija, in November that year. (fokus.mk, 15 Nov 2016)

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
7 2016 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 92.8
Qualification 2016 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 558
4 2016 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 138.1
6 2021 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 147.9
9 2021 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 564
26 2021 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 509.3
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
6 2018 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 10
3 2018 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 214.3
9 2018 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 536
28 2019 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 551
9 2019 P6 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 - Team  
12 2019 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 526
4 2019 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 192.4
World Cup (Osijek)
Rank Year Event Result
21 2015 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 546
5 2015 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 131.5
19 2015 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 516.0
23 2015 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 539
5 2015 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 130.6
6 2015 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 102.3
3 2016 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 170.5
2 2022 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 27
7 2022 P6 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 - Team 543
8 2022 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 102.1
12 2022 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 546
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2013 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 549
12 2013 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 517
4 2013 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 152.8
7 2018 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 130.2
1 2022 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 232.3
3 2022 P6 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 - Team  
World Ranking (2018/01/01)
Rank Year Event Result
13 2018 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1  
13 2018 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1  
7 2018 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1  
16 2018 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1  
17 2018 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1  
7 2018 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1  
16 2018 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1  
17 2018 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1