|Native name||Мария Димитрова Леткова|
|Birth name||Mariya Dimitrova Vergova|
|Full name||Mariya Dimitrova Petkova|
|Born||3 November 1950 (age 71)|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||105 kg (231 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||71.80 m (1980)|
Mariya Dimitrova Petkova (Bulgarian: Мария Димитрова Петкова, née Vergova (Вергова); born 3 November 1950 in Plovdiv) is a retired Bulgarian discus thrower. In 1976 she won an Olympic silver medal behind Evelin Schlaak, a standing that would repeat itself in 1980. This year she also achieved a personal best throw of 71.80 metres. In 1982 she won a European Championship silver medal behind countrywoman Tsvetanka Khristova, who is twelve years younger. One year later Petkova won the bronze medal at the first World Championships in Athletics.
|1975||World Student Games||Rome, Italy||1st||65.28 m|
|1976||Summer Olympics||Montreal, Canada||2nd||67.30 m|
|1977||World Student Games||Sofia, Bulgaria||1st||66.34 m|
|1980||Summer Olympics||Moscow, USSR||2nd||67.90 m|
|1982||European Championships||Athens, Greece||2nd||67.94 m|
|1983||World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||3rd||66.44 m|
In 1974 Mariya Petkova bench pressed 210 kg without the use of supportive gear of any kind. This is more than any other woman in history.