The 2010 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Shooting World Cup is making its way around Europe, with stops in both Turkey and Poland over the past few weeks.
Taking place from 24-29 April, the World Cup in Antalya, Turkey, saw athletes putting on their best Shooting hats for precision and performance. In the Men’s 10m Air Pistol, host country’s Korhan Yamac took first with a total of 657.5. Coming in second and third were Hungary’s Gyula Gurisatti with 655.8 and Azerbaijan’s Akbar Muradov with 653.7.
In the Women’s 10m Air Pistol, Iran’s Sareh Javanmardidodmani took first with 464.8, and was followed by Azerbaijan’s Yelena Taranova (462.9) and Iran’s Alieh Mahmoudikordkheili (458.5).
For the Men’s 10m Air Rifle, Austria’s Werner Mueller took first with 687.3, followed by Great Britain’s Nathan Milgate (683.7) and Sweden’s Fredrik Larsson (683.1). In the Women’s 10m Air Rifle, Australia’s Elizabeth Kosmala took first with 493.0, followed by Great Britain’s Deanna Coates (490.8) and Sweden’s Lotta Helsinger (485.2).
About 3,000km north in Szczecin, Poland, the 2010 IPC Shooting World Cup also brought athletes to their starting positions from 27-28 March.
In the Men’s Air Pistol event, host country’s Slawomir Okoniewski took first with a result of 558. Coming in second and third were Hungary’s Gyula Gurisatti (556) and Poland’s Filip Rodzik (555) respectively. In the Women’s Air Pistol event, Great Britain’s Jean Guild took first with a result of 354. Denmark’s Lone Overbye came in second, followed by Greece’s Eleni Zampoura in third.
In the Men’s Air Rifle event, Korea’s Seung Chul took first, followed by Austria’s Werner Mueller and Slovakia’s Jozef Siroky. In the Women’s Air Rifle event, Slovakia’s Veronika Vadovicova took first, and was followed by Poland’s Jolanta Szulc and Norway’s Monica Lillenhagen.
Shooting is governed by the IPC and co-ordinated by the IPC Shooting Technical Committee following modified rules of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). These rules take into account the differences that exist between Shooting for the able-bodied and Shooting for persons with a disability.