Great Britain won R3 Silver through Matt Skelhon and R8 Bronze from Lorraine Lambert to establish GB on the medal table after the first three days of the 2016 IPC Shooting World Cup Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates.

Skelhon sneaked into the R3 (10m Air Rifle Prone mixed SH1) final in 8th position with a score of 631.0 but improved his performance in the final to finish ahead of Slovakia's Veronika Vadivicova who was top in qualification and claim silver. Germany's Natascha Hiltrop, who had qualified in second, took the Gold.

GB's Ben Jesson finished 23rd, Lorraine Lambert 33rd and Lesley Baldwin 34th in qualification.

In R8 (50m Rifle 3 Positions Women SH1) GB had two representatives in the final with Lorraine Lambert qualifying in 5th and Karen Butler 7th. Both improved on their positions with Lambert taking Bronze and Butler just behind her in 4th. Australia's Natalie Smith won Gold and Vadivicova added to her medal tally with Silver.

Butler finished 4th again in the R2 (10m Air Rifle Standing Women SH1) final having qualified in 8th place, just behind Lesley Baldwin in 7th. Baldwin finished 8th in the final while Lambert missed out having ended up 11th in qualification. Vadivicova qualified top by a country mile and made no mistake in the final finishing well clear of Australia's Smith to claim her first Gold.

In other events, Stewart Nangle finished 10th in P3 (25m Pistol Mixed SH1). Nangle also made the final in P1 (10m Air Pistol Men SH1), qualifying fourth, but was the first to be eliminated in the final, finishing in 8th place. Roy Carter came 13th in qualification.

 

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