GB won two Bronze medals in the UAE through Richard Davies (pictured) in R4 (10m Air Rifle Standing Mixed SH1) and James Bevis in R5 (10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed SH1). There were also agonising fourth place finishes for Ryan Cockbill in both R4 and R5 and Matt Skelhon in R6 (50m Rifle Prone Mixed SH1).
In R4 Cockbill qualified for the final in second while Davies was fourth. Roles were reversed as Davies pipped Cockbill to Bronze in a tight final won by France's Tanguy De La Forest. James Bevis and Tim Jeffery just missed out on the final finishing 9th and 10th respectively. However it was enough for Davies, Cockbill and Jeffry to claim Team Gold.
There was also a Team Gold in R5 with Cockbill (1st with a mammoth score of 638.3), Bevis (4th) and Jeffery (6th) all qualifying for the final. The Team Gold was earned with a new World Record score, underlining GB's strength in depth in this event. Cockbill couldn't match his qualification heroics and finished fourth again, Jeffery was first out in eighth while Bevis took the Bronze in another hotly contested final won by Korea's Jiseok Lee. Davies was 18th in qualification.
Matt Skelhon missed the opportunity to add to his R3 medal as he finished 4th in the R6 final. Having finished second in qualification behind old foe Veronika Vadivicova, he was overhauled by Spain's Juan Saavedra and home favourite Abdulla Alaryani to miss out on the medals in the event in which he holds the World Record. There was consolation in the form of a Team Bronze with Ben Jesson (23rd) and Lorraine Lambert (29th). Karen Butler finished 17th.
In P4 (50m Pistol Mixed SH1) Roy Carter qualified for the final in 7th place while Stewart Nangle missed out in 12th. Carter finished 8th in the final. Carter also kept up in medal winning run in non-Paralympic event P5 (10m Air Pistol Standard SH1) taking Silver behind Russia's Sergey Malyshev.
The GB Team will next be in action at the IPC Shooting World Cup Sczcecin in Poland in April.