Great Britain rounded off the opening IPC Shooting World Cup of 2016 with a new team world record in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday (27 January).
The score of 1906.4 came in R5 (mixed 10m air rifle prone SH2) for Ryan Cockbill, James Bevis and Tim Jefferey as the trio clinched gold.
Slovenia took silver with Gorazd Francek Tirsek, Damjan Pavlin and Veselka Pevec (1898.7). South Korea’s Jiseok Lee, Dongan Park and Seungpyo Beak (1894.5) were third.
However it was Lee (211.1) who claimed victory in the individual R5.
After a few closer rounds in which Lee had to resist a charge from silver medallist Tirsek (210.7), the South Korean emerged the winner.
Bevis (189.0) added bronze to his team gold.
There was a first World Cup victory for Spanish London 2012 Paralympic Games silver medallist Juan Antonio Saavedra Reinaldo in R6 (mixed 50m rifle prone SH1).
Despite several second and third-place finishes, Saavedra Reinaldo (207.0) had never picked up gold at this level, but was in perfect form to claim the win in R6.
The UAE’s Abdulla Sultan Alaryani (206.3) secured his latest podium with silver ahead of Slovakia’s Veronika Vadovicova (186.3).
Alaryani’s performance helped the UAE to the R6 team gold alongside Saif Alnuaimi and Abdulla Saif Alaryani (1845.1).
Norway were second with Paul Aksel Johansen, Ove Foss and Amanda Dybendal shooting a combined 1831.7.
Great Britain took their third medal with bronze courtesy of Matt Skelhon, Ben Jesson and Lorraine Lambert (1829.6).
In P4 (mixed 50m pistol SH1), South Korea’s Sungwon Jang (187.7) posted a strong performance to claim gold.
Jang led from the start to triumph over Ukraine’s Oleskii Denysiuk (185.2) in second. Juhee Lee (165.0) picked up a second podium for South Korea in the event in third.
Full results are available at the IPC Shooting's website.
The next IPC Shooting World Cup takes place in Bangkok, Thailand, between 15-18 March.