Silvers for Skelhon, Nangle and Davies in Hannover

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Silvers for Skelhon, Nangle and Davies in Hannover

Matt Skelhon made up for his disappointment in R6 by claiming the R3 (10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed SH1 title) silver medal while Richard Davies took second place in R4 (10m Air Rifle Standing Mixed SH2) and Stewart Nangle was the runner up in P1 (10m Air Pistol Men SH1).

Skelhon qualified third in a high scoring R3 qualification with 638.2 behind Cuiping Zhang of China and Veronika Vadivicova of Slovakia. He leapfogged both to finish second to China's Dong Chao by just 0.3. Lorraine Lambert just missed the final in 9th while Owen Burke was 16th, Ben Jesson 33rd and Lesley Baldwin 37th.

GB had three representatives in the R4 final and took the Team Gold. Ryan Cockbill was in third, Davies 5th and Tim Jeffery 6th. James Bevis missed the final in 16th place. Cokbill couldn't continue his medal winning form from Poland and finished 4th in the final, Jeffery took Bronze and Davies Silver with only New Zealand's Michael Johnson topping the three Brits.

Stewart Nangle qualified solidly for the P1 final with a score of 563. Sean Young was 30th and Roger Sutton 31st. Nangle opened the final with a 10.7 which set the tone and he continued to shoot well to finish behind Xing Huang of China for a well deserved Silver medal. The previous day Nangle had qualified third in P4 (50m Pistol Mixed SH1) and held his position to take Bronze for his first international medal in the event.

Issy Bailey had her work cut out to reach the P2 (10m Air Pistol Women SH1) final with a first ten shot string of 86. She followed that up with 92, 94 and 91 but it was not enough and she finished in 10th position. Class act Sareh Javanmardidodmani of Iran won the Gold medal.

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Lambert takes R6 silver in Hannover

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Lambert takes R6 silver in Hannover

Lorraine Lambert won her first ever international medal in R6 (50m Rifle Prone Mixed SH1) in Hannover but World Champion Matt Skelhon missed the final after finishing 9th in qualification.

Lambert qualified for the final in 7th with a score of 614.5 but climbed the rankings in the final finishing ahead of Slovakia's Veronika Vadivicova in Bronze and only 0.5 behind Gold medalist Yan Yaping of China. Skelhon had a bad day at the office as his first twenty shots left him with a mountain to climb he improved as the match went on but 613.1 was not enough. Karen Butler finished 27th, Ben Jesson 30th, Owen Burke 35th, Mandy Pankhurst 45th and Lesley Baldwin 46th. The GB team of Skelhon, Butler and Jesson won Bronze.

Lambert did not make the final in R8 (50m Rifle 3 Positions Women SH1) but Pankhurst did in her first ever international shoot of the event. Pankhurst qualified in 8th with a score of 553 but Lambert in 9th (551) and Butler in 10th (546) missed out. Pankhurst also finished 8th in the final but it was a hugely promising debut in the event. The team took Silver behind China.

Owen Burke was the sole GB representative in R7 (50m Rifle 3 positions Men SH1) and kept up his fine record of making international finals by qualifying in 8th place with a score of 1128. He also finished in 8th in the final.

Finally on the first day of the competition James Bevis stormed to victory in the non-Paralympic event R9 (50m Rifle Prone Mixed SH2). He finished with 622.4 with his closest challenger Pamela Novaglio of Italy on 608.1.

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DSGB saddened by passing of Roy Carter

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DSGB saddened by passing of Roy Carter

DSGB today heard the news that Roy Carter, a pistol shooter who represented GB on many occasions over the past few years, has lost his short battle with cancer.

Roy had most recently competed in the UAE in January and was in training for Rio before his diagnosis earlier this year. A naturally talented shooter, Roy's finest achievement came at the IPC Shooting World Cup USA in November 2015. Having qualified topin P1 (10m Air Pistol Men SH1) with a PB of 573 he went on to earn a bronze medal and a Direct Slot for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Roy was also undisputably the finest P5 shooter in the world, bringing home Gold medal after Gold medal in the non-Paralympic event.

The pistol squad have lost a good friend and colleague. He had a close relationship with coach Vladimir Filimonov who took him from a beginner to a medal winning athlete in a few short years. Roy came to shooting from wheelchair basketball and while he had a love hate relationship with the sport Vlad kept him focused on his performances. Roy was immensely proud to shoot for Great Britain and he represented his country with great dignity.

DSGB send their condolences to Roy's friends and family. He will be greatly missed by all in Disability Shooting Great Britain.

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Cockbill takes bronze as the Team take Gold

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Cockbill takes bronze as the Team take Gold

Great Britain took their second SH2 Team Gold as Ryan Cockbill earned another Bronze in R5 (10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed SH1).

GB had three representatives in the R5 final and took the Team title, repeating their success in R4 earlier in the event. Paralympic Bronze medallist James Bevis qualified in third while Cockbill was in 6th and Tim Jeffery 7th in a World Class field. Richard Davies was 28th.

Unfortunately Bevis was first out in the final, followed by Jeffery, but Cockbill hung on in to take Bronze and only missed out on the final elimination round after a shoot off with eventual silver medalist Michael Johnson. Gold went to Ukraine's Vasyl Kovalchuk while Serbia's Dragan Ristic, who qualified top, could only finish 5th.

There was another British finalist in R1 (10m Air Rifle Standing Men SH1) as Owen Burke shot a solid 608.2 to qualify 5th. Germany's Josef Neumaier, who had qualified 7th, held his nerve to take Gold while Ukraine's Andrii Doroshenko, who had qualified six points clear of the rest of the field had to settle for bronze.

GB now move on to directly to Hannover where 50m disciplines will also be contested before they return home and section for the Rio Paralympic Games takes place.

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Ryan Cockbill wins R4 bronze at Poland World Cup

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Ryan Cockbill wins R4 bronze at Poland World Cup

Ryan Cockbill won bronze in R4 (10m air rifle standing mixed SH2) at the IPC Shooting World Cup in Szczecin, Poland as the R4 Team set a new qualification World Record.

There were three British athletes in the R4 final as Cockbill qualified second behind Paralympic legend Michael Johnson of New Zealand. Tim Jeffery was 4th and Richard Davies 5th in qualification while James Bevis missed out in 12th. In the final Cockbill took bronze, Australia's Luke Cain pipping Johnson to Gold. Davies was 6th and Jeffery 7th in the final.

Issy Bailey squeezed into the P2 (10m Air Pistol Women SH1) final in 8th place and made up two places to finish sixth in the final. Ukraine's Irina Liakhu took the Gold.

In P1 (10m Air Pistol Men SH1) Stewart Nangle qualified second for the final behind Sergey Malyshev of Russia. Malyshev took the Gold but Nangle had to settle for sixth. Sean Young was 20th and Roger Sutton 26th in their first internationals outside GB. Nangle made up for the disappointment by taking Gold in the Falling Target Pistol event, a non-Paralympic discipline.

No British athletes made the R3 (10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed SH1) final with Owen Burke the best of the bunch in 12th. Lorraine Lambert was 16th and Ben Jesson 25th. All the medals were won by female athletes as Veronika Vadivicova continued her strong start to the year by taking Gold.

Vadivicova also took Gold in R2 (10m Air Rifle Standing Women SH1) with Lorraine Lambert in 9th the sole British Competitor.

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More medals as UAE World Cup concludes

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More medals as UAE World Cup concludes

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.

 

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GB win medals in first three days of UAE World Cup

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GB win medals in first three days of UAE World Cup

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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DSGB's Commitment to Safeguarding and Equality

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DSGB's Commitment to Safeguarding and Equality

Demonstrating DSGB’s genuine commitment to Safeguarding and Equality, Sarah Daly, DSGB Safeguarding and Equality Director, spent the day with some of our athletes earlier in January to get to know members of the squad and informally chat about safeguarding and equality.

Sarah commented: “I was impressed with the positive interaction between the athletes and coaches, and the welcome I received as a newcomer into their environment; it certainly made the day productive, coming away with a couple of tasks suggested by the athletes.

“There was a comment that some of the policies are too lengthy and complicated to read; I will now be working on brief, straight forward versions to compliment the full versions, the final brief versions will be available once completed and agreed by the athletes that the brief versions serve their purpose.”

Sarah also commented: “The athletes are a great group and the time spent with them was invaluable as it enables safeguarding and equality to become a live, interactive subject and relevant to our sport.  There will be more time given to the athletes and coaches/support staff to develop confidence in DSGBs determination to demonstrate the inclusivity and safeguarding encouraged within our sport.  I am very much looking forward to my continuing work with disability shooting in the future.”

James Marsh-Brown, DSGB CEO said “It is a great to finally have someone on board that has been able to help us get through the UK Sport approval system.  Sarah was only recently appointed to the post but has achieved in a few months something that we have been struggling to complete for over 18 months.”

Following Sarah's visit, DSGB received the news that they had been awarded the Foundation status in the Equality Standard for Sport.

 If you have any concerns, then please do contact the DSGB:
Safeguarding and Equality Director, Sarah Daly: safeguarding@disabilityshooting-gb.org
CEO, James Marsh-Brown: jamesmarshbrown@gmail.com
Telephone: 01628 625076
 

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DSGB seek Assistant Pistol Coach

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DSGB seek Assistant Pistol Coach

DSGB have today put out an advert for an Assistant Pistol Coach, who will also take on range administration duties.

The role will be based at Stoke Mandeville Stadium and the successful candidate can have an immediate impact with GB having won two quota places in pistol events for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

The full job description can be downloaded here

The closing date for applications is the 18th of December 2015.

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Four Rio slots and medals galore - summary of World Cup USA

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Four Rio slots and medals galore - summary of World Cup USA

Disability Shooting Great Britain earned four direct slots at Fort Benning for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games to take the total won across the qualification period to ten.

The IPC Shooting World Cup, which was held between the 3rd and 7th of November, was the last opportunity to win direct slots following the World Championships in Germany and World Cups in Croatia and Australia.

Owen Burke won a slot in R1 (10m Air Rifle Standing Men SH1) by finishing 5th. Roy Carter and Stewart Nangle came 3rd and 7th in P1 (10m Air Pistol Men SH1) and claimed the two slots available in that event while Karen Butler’s 18th place was also enough in R6 (50m Rifle Prone Mixed SH1).

Shooters who had already won slots in previous events and are now competing for Rio selection were also on good form.

The standout performer was Ryan Cockbill who won Gold in R4 (10m Air Rifle Standing Mixed SH2) having qualified second and Silver in R5 (10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed SH2) having finished top in qualification. James Bevis qualified second in R5 but finished 5th in the final. Richard Davies originally finished 2nd in R4 qualification but was penalised for an accidental discharge which saw him slip to 22nd and lose the opportunity to win a direct slot.

World Record holder Matt Skelhon won R6 silver after qualifying top and his duel with the UAE’s Gold winning Abdullah Sultan Alayrani will be fascinating in Games year, especially with the next World Cup to be held in Dubai in January. Skelhon had also qualified well in R3 (10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed SH1) but he could not repeat his second place in the final, slipping to 4th after struggling with a new rifle.

Roy Carter took bronze in P1 after qualifying top with an international PB of 573. Carter also took Gold in the non-Paralympic event P5 (10m Air Pistol Standard SH1) while James Bevis also took Gold in R9 (50m Rifle Prone Mixed SH2), the other non-Paralympic event at the competition.

Other GB shooters made finals with Owen Burke 5th in R1 and 8th in R7 (50m Rifle 3 Positions Men SH1), Karen Butler 8th in R2 (10m Air Rifle Standing Women SH1), Stewart Nangle 7th in P1 and Issy Bailey 7th in P2 (10m Air Pistol Women SH1). Three GB shooters made the R8 (50m Rifle 3 Positions Women SH1) with Lorraine Lambert 4th, Karen Butler 7th and Lesley Baldwin 8th.

The following shooters won direct slots for Rio across the qualification period. Each shooter could only win one slot and the slot is awarded to the NPC rather than the named athlete.

R1 - Owen Burke
R3 - Matt Skelhon
R5 - James Bevis, Ryan Cockbill, Tim Jeffery
R6 - Ben Jesson, Lorraine Lambert, Karen Butler
P1 - Roy Carter, Stewart Nangle

Performance Director and Head Coach Pasan Kularatne said “I am very pleased to have won four more quota places for Rio. The ten places we have earned is I think a strong return on the investment in the sport by UK Sport through the National Lottery. We will have a very strong team of ten athletes in Rio and competition for selection will be fierce. The shooters will be able to push each other on to achieve medal winning performances and cement GB’s place at the top table of Paralympic shooting”.

CEO James Marsh Brown said “The ten places earned and medal winning performances over the course of the qualification period are testament to the hard work and dedication shown by our athletes and supported by our World Class team of coaches and staff. The structure we have created with the help of funding from UK Sport through the National Lottery has allowed these athletes to develop and challenge the World's best for medals and we march on to Rio full of confidence that we can deliver truly memorable performances at next year’s Paralympic Games”.

The full results of the IPC Shooting World Cup Fort Benning can be found here

 

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Final day brings Silvers for Cockbill and Skelhon while Butler claims direct slot

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Final day brings Silvers for Cockbill and Skelhon while Butler claims direct slot

The IPC Shooting World Cup USA concluded with a silver in R5 for Ryan Cockbill to add to his R4 Gold and a direct slot won by Karen Butler in R6 to take the final number of GB places for Rio to ten.

In R5 GB qualified one-two with Ryan Cockbill top with an impressive 636.1 ahead of team mate James Bevis who shot 634.0. Richard Davies and Tim Jeffery missed out on the final, finishing 10th and 14th respectively.

In the final Bevis finished fourth while Cockbill just missed out to the USA's Jazmin Almlie-Ryan to take his second individual medal of the competition.

Matt Skelhon (pictured) also picked up Silver in R6 behind Abdullah Sultan Alayrani of the UAE who will be a big rival in Rio. Having qualified top of a classy field Skelhon was just unable to hold off Alayrani, whom he look look to beat on his home turf at the next World Cup in January in Dubai.

Karen Butler won GB a further direct slot for Rio by finishing in 18th while Ben Jesson came 12th and Lorraine Lambert 29th.

In P4 Issy Bailey was unable to clinch a direct slot coming in 43rd in what is a very new event for her. Stewart Nangle and Roy Carter both missed the final in 10th and 16th place respectively.

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GB secure two more Direct Slots for Rio at USA World Cup as Carter takes P1 Bronze

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GB secure two more Direct Slots for Rio at USA World Cup as Carter takes P1 Bronze

All GB shooters in action on Friday at the IPC Shooting World Cup USA made their respective finals with Stewart Nangle and Roy Carter securing direct slots to take the number of GB slots for Rio to nine.

Carter qualified top in P1 with an international PB of 573 while Nangle was 8th with 563. Carter maintained his form in a field of top quality shooters to take Bronze while Nangle finished 7th. Both however did enough to earn Rio direct slots.

In P2 Issy Bailey comfortably qualified for the final with a score of 368. With only one direct slot available it was always going to be difficult and she performed credibly in the final to finish in 7th. Bailey still has one last chance in P4 to win a direct slot.

Owen Burke continued his fine form to qualify for the R7 final in only his second international match in that event. He finished 8th in the final but the experience will stand him in good stead as he looks to continue to progress in the event.

On the final day of competition there will be final chances to win quota places in P4 and R6 whilst GB will be looking to take home a medal in the R5 event.

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Gold for Bevis and Carter but Skelhon misses out

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Gold for Bevis and Carter but Skelhon misses out

GB won both Gold medals available in the non-Paralympic events at the IPC Shooting World Cup USA but Matt Skelhon finished 4th in R3.

Roy Carter cemented his status as the World's leading athlete in the P5 event finishing with a score of 350, five points clear of three athletes tied on 345 beneath him. Carter will be looking to take the winning feeling into the P1 event, where he and Stewart Nangle will be targeting the two available direct slots for Rio.

James Bevis (pictured) won the R9 event by a huge margin, his score of 620.0 streets ahead of Austria's Johan Windhofer's 608.8. Bevis will compete in his primary event of R5 on Saturday. With GB having already won all three available Rio slots in the event Bevis, Ryan Cockbill, Tim Jeffery and Richard Davies will be all in the hunt for medals.

Matt Skelhon qualified for the R3 final in second place behind Slovakia's Veronika Vadivicova. Vadivicova went on to win the final while Skelhon, who was struggling with a new rifle, finished just outside the medals in 4th.

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Cockbill strikes Gold but direct slots elude GB

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Cockbill strikes Gold but direct slots elude GB

Ryan Cockbill won Gold in R4 at the IPC Shooting World Cup but controversy over Richard Davies meant GB couldn't add to the seven direct slots won thus far for Rio.

Davies, who had missed the World Cups in Croatia and Australia through injury, was second in quliafication but a protest from Slovenia about an accidental discharge led to that shot being chalked off. Davies slipped to 22nd place and his challenge was over.

Cockbill, who earned an R5 slot in Croatia, did his best to make amends and won the final comfortably, nearly two points ahead of Sweden's Philip Jonsson.

In the R8 final GB had three representatives but could not secure a direct slot for Rio as Karen Butler and Lesley Baldwin finished 7th and 8th respectively. Lorraine Lambert was the best placed on the GB athletes just outside the medals in 4th in an event won by Australia's Natalie Smith.

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Three GB athletes into R8 Final at USA World Cup

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Three GB athletes into R8 Final at USA World Cup

Karen Butler, Lorraine Lambert and Lesley Baldwin qualified for the R8 final at the IPC Shooting World Cup USA today.

With three of the finalists, including Lambert, already having won direct slots for Rio, Butler or Baldwin must finish ahead of Dementyeva of Russia and Germany's Seeliger and Brogle to win the one available slot.

Also taking place today is the R4 event which is Richard Davies's opportunity to win a direct slot with the other three GB athletes James Bevis, Tim Jeffery and Ryan Cockbill already having won slots in R5 at previous events.

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Owen Burke wins Rio slot in R1 at Fort Benning

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Owen Burke wins Rio slot in R1 at Fort Benning

Owen Burke finished 5th in the R1 final at the 2015 IPC Shooting World Cup USA and won a direct slot for Rio.

Having qualified for the final in 7th place he did enough to claim the slot in a final won by Slovenia's Franc Pinter. With Pinter already having won a slot along with UAE's Alaryani in bronze and Korea having already achieved their maximum twelve slots, Burke and 4th place Stoiev of Ukraine picked up the two available slots.

Karen Butler qualified for the R2 final in 6th position but finished 8th in the final and did not win the one direct slot available.

Stewart Nangle finished 13th in P3 and missed out on the final but he will be looking to secure a Rio slot in his stronger events P1 and P4 which are yet to come.

 

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GB win Para-Clay medals at IPC Grand Prix

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GB win Para-Clay medals at IPC Grand Prix

Great Britain Para Clay shooting Team won a Gold and a Bronze medal at the IPC Grand Prix held in Italy from 24th to 27th September 2015.

Disability Shooting Great Britain director Julie Sperling lead a team of four standing and sixwheelchair athletes to the IPC Para-Clay shot gun Grand Prix held at Tiro a Volo Cieli Aperti shooting ground near Milan, Italy.

The competition was organised by the Federation Italiana Tiro a Volo under the management of Luca Minelli as part of a series of test events to set the competition regulations and classification rules to enable Para Clay shooting to be added to the IPC event schedule.

Sarah Bond, the IPC Shooting Manager and IPC Technical Committee member Wanda Jewell attended to review the progress being made with the base research into classification protocols being under taken by the Italian Federation.

The weather was excellent and the conditions were almost perfect. After two day practice the team was in good spirits and ready to show their full potential. The event was attended by athletes from Russia, Finland, Italy, Spain, USA, UAE and other countries.

The Grand Prix was for Trap only and was divided into two competition, Standing and Sitting.

The STANDING Competition

Andy WOMBLE kept his focus against stiff opposition, had an excellent shoot to finish in 1st place.

Steve LING was lying joint 4th and after a closely contested shoot off he retained his 4th place.

Both Andy and Steve progressed to the Semi Finals.

Andy continued his excellent performance and won through to the Gold/Silver Final.

After his shoot, Steve was placed 4th

Andy kept his nerve and composure in the Final and shot an excellent score to take the GOLD MEDAL.

The SITTING Competition

Mat GOODWIN was placed 2ndplace and Paul BAILEY 4th at the end of the qualifying round.

There was a shoot off for the Bronze match and Paul came through to win a place.

Mat progressed to a 3 way shoot off for Bronze, Silver and Gold and was . He was knocked into the Bronze medal match.

Mat had the better score and took the BRONZE MEDAL and Paul was given fourth place.

James Marsh Brown, Disability Shooting Great Britain’s CEO was also at the Grand Prix and said “ I was very impressed with the way in which the team performed. These guys are all self-funded and yet they are able to hold their own and win against teams that have full funded National Teams. As the UK’s NGB we are pushing hard to get para clay and visually impaired shooting into the IPC event programme as soon as possible and we will continue to work with IPC and other nations to ensure that these groups of Para athletes receive the same help and assistance given to the able bodied teams.”

DISABILITY SHOOTING GREAT BRITAIN

NATIONAL PARA CLAY SHOOTING TEAM

Performance Director and Team Leader:     Julie Sperling

Standing :     Andrew WOMBLE, Reg TOMS, Craig WILLIAMS, Steve LING

Sitting:          Paul BAILEY, MAT GOODWIN, Laugharne JONES, Alex SPERLING, Anthony EVANS, Chris WARNER

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DSGB and DTSGB Association Merger

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DSGB and DTSGB Association Merger

After several months of discussions Disability Target Shooting Great Britain Association has agreed to merge with the National Governing Body.

Full details can be found in a letter from James Marsh Brown, CEO, which can be downloaded here.

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Tim Jeffery wins first International Individual Gold

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Tim Jeffery wins first International Individual Gold

Tim Jeffery won R5 Gold at the IPC Shooting World Cup Sydney by the narrowest of margins.

Second in qualification behind R4 Gold medallist Michael Johnson, Jeffery won the final by a margin of 0.1 from Australia's Bradley Mark.

Having already won a quota place for Rio at the World Champs in 2014, the experience of standing on top of the Podium will be invaluable to Jeffery as begins to fight for selection for the Games.

In R8 Karen Butler was 4th in qualification and finished in 7th place in the final.

In P4 Roy Carter was 17th and Issy Bailey was 19th in what is a new event for both shooters.

In P1 Carter finished 22nd while Bailey recovered from a poor first string to finish 14th.

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Roy Carter wins P5 Gold in Sydney

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Roy Carter wins P5 Gold in Sydney

Roy Carter won the P5 event at the IPC Shooting World Cup in Sydney. In the non-Paralympic event Carter cemented his status as one of the World's best as he held off Andrey Lebedinskiy to win with a score of 354, seven clear of the Russian. Issy Bailey finished in 11th place.

Karen Butler qualified for the R2 final in sixth position but was unable to mount a challenge in the final won by China's Xiao Hong Bai, finishing 8th.

Tim Jeffery narrowly missed out on the R4 final where Michael Johnson of New Zealand added another Gold to his impressive collection.

All four GB shooters will be out to post good performances in their primary events in the coming days - Karen Butler in R8, Tim Jeffery in R5, Roy Carter in P1 and Issy Bailey in P2.

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