More gold for Radoslav Malenovsky in Al Ain

Slovakian shooter finishes ahead of rival Matt Skelhon 27 Mar 2018
a male Para shooter takes a shot

Radoslav Malenovsky has had a gold medal-winning start to the World Cup season

ⒸWagner Meier
By Ryan Wilson | For the IPC

Slovakian shooter Radoslav Malenovsky continued his podium domination on day five of the World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

He racked up another gold medal at the World Cup on Monday (26 March) in the R6 (50m rifle prone mixed SH1). Malenovsky shot a 246.9, finishing just ahead of Great Britain's Matt Skelhon. Skelhon and Malenovsky swapped places between gold and silver several times throughout the competition.

Abdulla Sultan Alaryani of the UAE, who holds the R6 world record, earned the bronze with a final score of 225.8. He remained in medal contention throughout the final competition, despite some high scores near the end of his bout.

Notably, star Veronika Vadovicova of Slovakia could only manage fifth place with a score of 204.6.

In the P4 (50m pistol mixed SH1), Sareh Javanmardi of Iran nabbed the top spot on the podium after a score of 220.6. Javanmardi found herself behind the pack in the first stage of the competition, but she took charge in stage two after a series of highs scores toward her final shots. China’s Xing Huang, fighting for the lead, fell behind in the last few frames. She ended her day with a final score of 215.6. Compatriot Xiaolong Lou (194.6) took bronze.

Action continues on Tuesday (27 March) at the Al Ain 2018 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup with the R7 (50m rifle three positions men SH1) and R5 (10m air rifle prone SH2) qualification and finals.

Malenovsky will look to continue his momentum. Abdulla Saif Alaryani of United Arab Emirates and Ukraine’s Yurii Stoiev will also be in the competition. Both have already found success in Al Ain.

Live results are available on the World Shooting Para Sport website.