Great Britain’s Ryan Cockbill added to his R4 Silver with Gold in R5 (mixed 10m air rifle prone SH2). His score of 255.5 was a new world record after changes to the number of shots in the single position events were introduced for 2017.
Cockbill shot three 10.9s in the elimination stages and saw off young Swedish shooter Philip Jonsson and Ukraine’s Paralympic champion Vasyl Kovalchuk.
Two of those perfect scores came in the second elimination round as it appeared Cockbill would ease past his rivals.
However Jonsson (254.3) had other ideas and brought himself to within .2 of the British athlete. He maintained that position for one more round, but a slip in the fifth proved to be costly and allowed Cockbill to advance to the top of the podium with the help of another 10.9.
Kovalchuk’s (232.2) challenge ended after he lost his early lead. He settled for bronze.
Lorraine Lambert had won R8 Silver earlier in the competition which meant GB's total in the competition was three medals and 11 finals places from four athletes. The next competition will be a Grand Prix in Poland in April followed by Hannover in May.