Alaryani continues R7 success in Bangkok

Host Thailand also captured their first gold at the event 10 Nov 2017
Man in wheelchair in a shooting range, targeting

Paralympic champion Abdullah Sultan Alaryani

ⒸWagner Meier

United Arab Emirates’ Abdulla Sultan Alaryani continued his hot streak in the World Cup circuit, as day three of the competition in Bangkok, Thailand, concluded on Friday (10 November).

Alaryani came back from behind to win the R7 (men’s 50m rifle 3 positions SH1), his third triumph in the event on the World Cup level this year. Chasing Israel’s Doron Shaziri in the elimination stage, the Paralympic silver medallist shot a 9.9 to take the lead halfway through and finish with a final score of 452.5. Shaziri (451.2) followed up in the standings, and South Korea’s Jinho Park (438.2) captured his third medal in Bangkok as he completed the podium.

Thailand and South Korea swapped podium places for the last two events of the day.

Despite trailing early in the elimination stage, Thailand’s Wannipa Leungvilai (245.1) pulled through to win the R2 (women’s 10m air rifle standing SH1) for the host nation’s first gold in the competition. South Korea’s Yunri Lee (243.2) captured the silver. India continued to impress with their young shooters, as Avani Lekhara (221.6), who turned 16 over the week, took the bronze.

In the P2 (women’s 10m air pistol SH1), Myungsoon Park cruised to the top of the podium with a total score of 231.3. Thailand still had much to celebrate, with Thitirat Srirungrueng (229.7) and Somporn Muangsiri (208.3) landing the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

The Bangkok 2017 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup concludes on Saturday (11 November) with R5 (mixed 10m air rifle prone SH2), R6 (mixed 50m rifle prone SH1) and P4 (mixed 50m pistol SH1) events. It is the last competition of the year, giving athletes an opportunity to earn valuable Minimum Qualification Standard (MQS) points toward the 2018 World Championships in Cheongju, South Korea.

Live results are available on World Shooting Para Sport's website.