A number of Paralympic champions will start their quest for world titles on Sunday (20 June) as the pistol events get underway on the second day of the 2014 IPC Shooting World Championships in Suhl, Germany.
Here's what to look out for on day two:
P1 (men’s 10m Pistol SH1)
A total of 61 athletes will be aiming for gold with the qualification round split into two stages.
Poland’s Filip Rodzik, who shot an impressive 193.3 to land the 2013 European title, will start as favourite alongside compatriot Slawomir Okoniewski and Serbia’s Rastko Jokic, the other two medallists in this event from last year.
Russia’s Sergey Malyshev will be making his first outing of the Championships and will be looking to improve on the 7th place finish he achieved at the 2013 IPC Shooting European Championships in Alicante, Spain.
His performance then attributed to Russia being crowned the team champions.
Also competing are Turkey’s Korhan Yamac and South Korea’s Juhee Lee, the London 2012 silver and bronze medallists respectively, who will be looking to add another medal to their collections.
The first qualification phase will take place at 08:30 CET, with the second phase at 10:45 CET. The final eight will then compete at 14:00.
P2 (women’s 10m Pistol SH1)
Azerbaijan’s 2013 European champion Yelena Taranova will be looking to top the podium again in Suhl but will face still competition from Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s Olivera Nakovska-Bikova, the Paralympic gold medallist, who won bronze back in 2010. Also set to feature is Iran’s Paralympic bronze medallist Sareh Javanmardidodmani who is consistently strong.
Hungary’s Krisztina David made a remarkable comeback last year from an injury that required surgery shortly after her international debut in 2010 to win European bronze and set a new record. Revitalised, she will be looking to medal.
The qualification for the P2 (women’s 10m Pistol SH1) starts at 13:00 CET, with the final at 15:30 CET.
More information, including live results are available at www.suhl2014.com