Britain’s Milgate Beats Skelhon at Shooting World Cup

Great Britain’s Nathan Milgate proved he has what it takes to challenge teammate Matt Skelhon in the R1 men’s 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 16 Apr 2012
Matt Skelhon Shooting

Matt Skelhon will be one of the host country's best bet to medal in Shooting at London 2012.

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At the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Shooting World Cup in Szczecin, Poland, Nathan Milgate took gold in the event with 691.4 points. Skelhon trailed behind in second place on 686.8 points, and Slovakia’s Radoslav Malenovsky won bronze with 685.3 points.

Great Britain also took silver and bronze in the Falling Target Rifle SH2 event when Adam Fountain scored 5 points and Georgina Callingham scored 3. Ukraine’s Vasyl Kovalchuk took gold with 7 points in the final.

Great Britain won two more bronze medals.

Deanna Coates picked up bronze in the R2 women's 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 with 485.9 points. She was beaten by Turkey’s Pervin Ayli on 488.9 points and Germany’s Anja Maurer with 488.0.

Adam Fountain also took home bronze with 701.9 points in the R4 mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2, possibly one of the most exciting events of the competition. The French duo of Tanguy de la Forest and Raphael Voltz both finished on 703.2 points. De la Forest won the shoot-off with 10.8 points to take gold, with Voltz scoring 10.1.

Voltz had his moment of glory on the top of the podium, however, winning gold in the R5 mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2with 704.8 points. Kovalchuk took second with 704.6 points and Greece’s Anastasios Boutis was third on 704.2 points.

Russia dominated the P1 men's 10m Air Pistol SH1indidual and team events. Sergey Malyshev won gold with 668.3 points and his teammate Valery Ponomarenko took bronze on 657.4. With Sergey Malyshev, they went on to win the team event with 1,688 points.

Turkey’s Korhan Yamac won silver in the individual event with 667.0 points, and his team of Yunus Bahceci and Cevat Karagol won silver in the team event on 1,679 points.

Poland’s team took bronze with 1,656 points.

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