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International Shooting Competition, Stoke Mandeville Stadium


Sep 06, 2011 | News

The International Shooting Competition at Stoke Mandeville Stadium finished after three days of high quality action with another gold medal for the home nation.

James Bevis won the Air Rifle Prone R5 Mixed SH2 event with a total score of 705.7 after four athletes scored a perfect 600 in qualification. Second and third place was a battle of Australasia with Australian Luke Cain winning out, his score of 704.9 enough to get the silver medal ahead of Michael Johnson of New Zealand who got the bronze with a score of 704.5.

Speaking after winning his second medal of the meet, Johnson said, " I thought it was a great event, well organised and well presented and it's good to be able to compete in Britain before the 2012 Paralympic Games."

The final event of the day bought for Hungary, with Gyula Gurisatti winning the gold medal in the Air Pistol P1 Men SH1 final with a score of 657.8, ahead of Serbia's Ratsko Jokic who scored 651.0 and Elshad Mammadov of Azerbaijan in bronze medal position after scoring 650.9.

The event was praised by Rune Soerlie, Chair of the IPC Shooting Sport Committee, who said "it's been a fantastic few days and the fact that there were so many high scores is testament to the great organisation and the facilities at Stoke Mandeville".

Great Britain finished the competition, which was contested by 75 athletes from 15 countries, with five gold medals from seven events. New Zealand and Hungary picked up the other two.

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