First Para trap World Cup wraps up in Lonato19.09.2017
Host nation Italy topped the medals table in the milestone event
The development of Para trap took another step forward as the first World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in the discipline wrapped up from 15-16 September in Lonato, Italy.
Italy topped the medals table, highlighted by a thrilling final in the PT2 trap standing (lower limb) mixed SG-L that featured a one-two finish for the host nation. Saverio Cuciti (42) snatched the gold from compatriot Alessandro Spagnoli, hitting two targets more. Finland’s Vesa Jarvinen (30) completed the podium.
Two other individual medal events took place. Spain’s Meliton Antonio Brinas Mora had four strong final rounds to finish first in the PT3 trap standing (upper limb) mixed SG-U. The Spaniard was three targets better than Italy’s Francesco Nespeca, while Denmark’s Kim Poul Nyby (28) was third.
Iran’s Abdolreza Tavasolikhah was in command in the PT1 trap seated mixed SG-S, going perfect in the final two rounds to finish with a score of 40. Great Britain’s Matthew Goodwin (34) took the silver, and Italy’s Oreste Lai added another medal for Team Italy.
The PT1 team event saw a tight battle, with Great Britain bettering the host nation 287-284. Spain (251) was third.
Italy did find redemption in the PT2 team event with gold over Great Britain, 329-310.
Shotgun officially joined the World Shooting Para Sport family earlier this year, with the Lonato World Cup serving as the first opportunity to review the technical and classification rules of the discipline, which are under a two year review period.