Preview: What to follow on day eight

Two unofficial events conclude the 2014 IPC Shooting World Championships. 26 Jul 2014
Jonas Jacobsson

Jonas Jacobsson of Sweden competes in the Mixed R6-50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification Shooting competition at the 2008 Paralympic Games

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Two unofficial events will conclude the 2014 IPC Shooting World Championships on Saturday (26 July) with a number of the top stars making a final outing.

Sweden’s Jonas Jacobsson, who won his 19th gold medal on Friday (25 July), will be competing once more in the Falling Target rifle SH1 in the day’s first competition.

He will be rivalled by a number of home stars, including Manuela Schmermund and Josef Neumaier.

Silver medallist from the R7, and runner up to Jacobsson, was the United Arab Emirates’ Abdulla Sultan Alaryani, and he will be looking to go one step better in his final event.

Also competing is France’s Paralympic gold medallist Cedric Ferve, and he will be looking to reach the podium.

In the falling target SH2, Serbia’s Dragan Ristic will be looking to build on his strong performances here in Suhl with gold.

With 32 athletes competing, he will face strong competition, particularly from Great Britain’s James Bevis, who has impressed throughout in Suhl having already reached the podium.

Also expected to be strong is France’s Tanguy De La Forest, who has already secured a bronze in Suhl.

Another competitor who has been strong at these World Championships is Australia’s Jason Maroney. The 47-year-old has fallen just short of the podium and will be looking to rectify that in his final event.

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