Saturday, September 01, 2012

Macedonia: People Demand Triumphal Welcome for Paraolympic Gold Winner

Olivera Nakovska-Bikova. Promo photo, via

Macedonian social media users demand [mk] state-sponsored celebration for Olivera Nakovska-Bikova, who won a gold medal in shooting at the Paralympic Games finals in London yesterday, after setting a world record during morning qualifications.

So far, successful athletes in individual sports, esp. female, like 2011 European karate champion Natasha Ilievska, haven't received a heroes welcome granted to the national team that got the 4th place at EuroBasket, notably defeating Greece along the way.

Many (1, 2) say it's shameful that not one TV station begun the evening news with Ms Nakovska-Bikova's achievement. While Macedonia has very modest Olympic showing, paraolympians won [mk] gold and silver medals in 1992 and 2004, respectively.

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