Sweden’s 17-time Paralympic gold medallist Jonas Jacobsson will compete in his final event, the R7 (men’s 50m rifle 3 positions SH1), on Friday (25 July), day seven of the 2014 IPC Shooting World Championships in Suhl, Germany.
Having already won gold in the R1 (men’s rifle standing SH1) earlier this week in Suhl, the 49-year-old is on the hunt for his 19th World Championship gold as he looks to defend the world title he won back in 2010
He will face strong competition though from Israel’s Paralympic silver medallist Doron Shaziri, who won bronze in 2010 in this event.
China’s Chao Dong will be eager for revenge after finishing runner-up in this event behind Jacobsson at the 2010 World Championships, and third at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Also expected to challenge is Serbia’s Lasio Suranji, who finished second behind Jacobsson in the 2013 IPC Shooting European Championships in Alicante, Spain.
Third that day was Germany’s Josef Neumaier, and he will be hoping for home success in his final event.
Qualification started at 09:00 CET, with the final set for 14:00 CET.
The Falling Target (mixed pistol SH1) is also taking place on Friday, with a number of top stars gracing the range.
With 57 athletes competing, there is plenty of competition for the top prize, including Thursday’s gold medal winner, Turkey’s Cevat Karagol.
Russia’s Sergey Malyshev will also be hopeful of topping the podium with his final opportunity.
Paralympic gold medallist, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s Olivera Nakovska-Bikova will also be dangerous, as well will China’s Jainfei Li.
After narrowly missing out on gold earlier in the week, Serbia’s Rastko Jokic will be looking to improve his fortunes by topping the podium.
For more information, including start lists and results, visit www.suhl2014.com.