Chateauroux 2018: Andrea Liverani breaks world record

Italian rounds up World Cup participation with three medals 29 Sep 2018
Italy´s Andrea Liverani (centre) broke a world record at Chateauroux 2018

Italy´s Andrea Liverani (centre) broke a world record at Chateauroux 2018

ⒸChateauroux 2018
By World Shooting Para Sport

Andrea Liverani made history by setting a world record on the final day of competition (29 September) at the World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in Chateauroux.

Italy´s former wheelchair basketball player achieved a score of 255.7 in the R5 (mixed 10m air rifle prone SH2) to win gold, adding to the silver and the bronze he had claimed the previous days.

New Zealand´s Paralympic champion Michael Johnson had to settle for silver again as in the R4 (mixed 10m air rifle standing SH2). France´s Alain Ouittet secured bronze.

Paralympic medallists emerge triumphant

Beijing 2008 champion Matt Skelhon left France with gold after topping the podium in the R3 (mixed 10m air rifle prone mixed SH1), the same event he claimed silver in at last May´s World Championships in Cheongju, South Korea.

Three days ago he had sealed bronze in the R6 (mixed 50m rifle prone SH1). Great Britain´s 33-year-old is therefore returning to his country with two medals.

Skelhon was followed by Finland´s Jarkko Mylly and Italy´s Hoda Beatrice Broccolo.

Ukraine´s Rio 2016 bronze medallist Oleksii Denysiuk took gold in the P4 (mixed 50m pistol SH1), his second World Cup title after winning the P3 (mixed 25m pistol SH1) on day one.

Two Indians completed the podium: Singhraj sealed silver and Manish Narwal bronze.

Team events

India won the P4 (mixed 50m pistol SH1) ahead of Poland and Turkey.

The R3 (mixed 10m air rifle prone SH1) title went to France, with Italy and Germany taking silver and bronze respectively. The Italian team did top the podium in the R5 (mixed 10m air rifle prone SH2), followed by Great Britain and France.

Full results are available online.