Cheongju 2018: By the numbers

Interesting figures from the World Championships! 14 May 2018

The 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships are behind us.

But let us look back at some interesting figures from the event held in Cheongju, South Korea:

2 – Second time the World Championships were held in South Korea. Seoul hosted the 2002 Worlds.

6 – Cheongju 2018 was the sixth edition of the World Championships.

13 – The number of individual medal events that are in the Paralympic programme.

24 – In total, there were 24 medal events. In addition to the 13 individual events, 10 were team events. The P5 (mixed 10m air pistol standard SH1) was the only non-Paralympic individual event contested.

220 – Number of athletes.

46 – Number of countries.

16 – Age of the youngest athlete, Slovakia’s Kristina Funkova, who also won gold in the R9 (mixed 50m rifle prone SH2).

64 – Age of the oldest athlete. Slovenia’s Frank Pinter participated in his third World Championships.

5 – Number of finals world records broken. China’s Xiaohong Bia and Xing Huang reset the records in the R2 (women’s 10m air rifle standing SH1) and P3 (mixed 25m pistol SH1) respectively. South Korea’s Jiseok Lee did likewise in the R4 (mixed 10m air rifle standing SH2). Slovakia’s Veronika Vadovicova broke her own world record in the R3 (mixed 10m air rifle prone SH1). Funkova set the finals record in the R9 (mixed 50m rifle prone SH2).

16 – South Korea topped the medals table with 16 total, including nine individual medals. Next was Ukraine (13, seven individual) and then China (10, seven individual).

3 – Jinho Park was the most decorated athlete for the hosts, winning three individual medals, two being silver.

4 – Slovakia won the most individual gold medals.

3 – Vadovicova won three individual medals, including two world titles. She was the Championships’ most successful female shooter.

2 – UAE’s Abdulla Sultan Alaryani was the most successful male shooter. He won a pair of individual titles in R6 (mixed 50m rifle prone SH1) and R7 (men’s 50m rifle three positions SH1). Alaryani also helped UAE to win two team events.

3 – Of the seven mixed events, three were won by women. Iran’s Sareh Javanmardi won the P4 (mixed 50m pistol SH1), Vadovicova the R3 and Funkova the R9.