Shooters return to Changwon for second World Cup of 2024

Paralympic stars including Javanmardi, de La Forest and a strong Korean line-up are set to compete in Changwon 2024 World Cup from 25 April to 01 May 24 Apr 2024
A female shooter in a pistol competition
Paralympic champion Sareh Javanmardi will open the season at the Changwon 2024 World Cup hoping to pulling off some good results.
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By World Shooting Para Sport

After an incredible start to the season in New Delhi, the Shooting Para Sport action is set to begin in Changwon, South Korea, with some of the finest stars to be in action this week (25 April to 01 May).

As many as 125 athletes from 27 nations will be competing in the second World Cup of the season which will be a preparation for athletes in the build-up to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. While for several European athletes, this World Cup will serve as a warm-up event before the European Championships in May.   

Home Challenge

With a galaxy of stars in the ranks, the hosts Republic of Korea will be led by veteran rifle shooters Park Jinho and Lee Yunri leading the home challenge which will have 33 shooters.

The Korean line-up will also include names like former world champions pistol shooters Jo Jeong-du and Kim Jung-nam will be hoping to make a strong home show.

International Stars

Islamic Republic of Iran’s Sareh Javanmardi, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic and Asian Para Games champion, will be returning to action in 2024 after missing out on the season-opening World Cup and will be among the top pistol shooters.

Among other top names, India will have their top pistol shooters including Singhraj Adana and Rahul Jakhar while veteran Paralympic stars including France’s Tanguy De La Forest and Slovakia’s Veronika Vadovikova will be leading the field that will also have the likes of India’s recent World Cup winner Mona Agarwal in rifle events. 

However, India’s top Paralympic stars Avani Lekhara and Manish Narwal will not be in action so as Chinese stars who won the maximum medals in the New Delhi 2024 World Cup. 

The Venue

The venue, the Changwon International Shooting Range, has a rich legacy of the 2018 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championships which saw more than one thousand athletes competing in 59 events.

The Korean city, one of the largest cities in South Korea and few kilometres away from Busan, held the World Shooting Para Sport World Cup for the first time in 2022 and will be hosting the event annually through to 2025.

How can I follow?

You can follow the action and the best moments from Changwon on the World Shooting Para Sport social media channels.

Complete results will be available here.

What’s next?

After Changwon, the focus will move to Europe for the European Championships in Granada, Spain from 30 May to 7 June. This will be the last event where athletes can earn a quota place for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.