The spotlight will be on Jonas Jacobsson, one of the sports’ sharpest shooters, in R7 (men’s 50m rifle three positions SH1) at Rio 2016. The Swede will be making his 10th straight Paralympic appearance, in which he has won a gold at every Games since 1980.
Rio 2016 will be no exception for the reigning R7 Paralympic and world champion. But Jacobsson, 51, will have to out-perform United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Abdulla Sultan Alaryani and South Korea’s Jinho Park. Both finished second and third, respectively, behind Jacobsson at the 2014 World Championships in Suhl, Germany.
Alaryani appears the strongest to spoil Jacobsson’s R7 golden hopes. The UAE shooter is especially coming off a strong 2016 World Cup season, where he won gold in Al Ain, UAE, and Bangkok, Thailand.
You can catch the R7 event on 12 September at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. All shooting Para sport events will be contested at the Olympic Shooting Centre.