Great Britain Dominates 1st Day of IPC Shooting World Cup

01 Oct 2010 By IPC

Great Britain has so far dominated the first day of the IPC Shooting World Cup at Stoke Mandeville winning two gold medals.

The first event of the day was a Falling Target competition, similar to the shooting discipline in Biathlon, where the first competitor has 2.5 minutes to hit five discs.

In the SH1 Category, Britain medaled twice with Matt Skelhon claiming gold and Karen Butler bronze. Lotta Helsinger of Sweden won silver.

Matt Skelhon said: “It’s a great feeling to win the first medal at a disability shooting event held in Britain. The fact that it’s a gold makes it even more satisfying. I hope that this will be the first of many at this event for the Great Britain team.”

The second falling target (SH2) competition was again dominated by Britain, with all four finalists coming from the host nation. In a closely fought final Adam Fontain emerged victorious with James Bevis winning silver and Georgina Callingham bronze.

The IPC Shooting World Cup at Stoke Mandeville runs from 1 October until 3 October and is the first time the competition has been held in Britain. More than 70 competitors from 15 nations around the globe are taking part.