Shooting in Numbers: Natascha Hiltrop

Germany's Rio 2016 medallist kicks off series with leading World Para Sports athletes ahead of Tokyo 2020 02 Mar 2020
A woman holding a rifle in a shooting Para sport competition
Germany's Natascha Hiltrop made her Paralympic debut at London 2012 and will be competing in her third Games in Tokyo
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By World Shooting Para Sport

German shooter Natascha Hiltrop will head to her third Paralympics at Tokyo 2020 and opens the series of interviews with leading athletes on World Para Sport social media pages ahead of the Games.

Here are the numbers behind the athlete.

2004 – The year Hiltrop first tried shooting Para sport.

4 – Hiltrop’s best finish at her first World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, 2010. Both in the mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 and mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1.

5 – The number of events the German shooter competed in at London 2012 – her Paralympic Games debut. 

0.2 – Hiltrop's winning margin difference in her first major title at the Alicante 2013 European Championships. She caused a major upset by beating reigning Paralympic champion Cedric Fevre of France and Beijing 2008 champions Veronika Vadovicova of Slovakia.

Since then, Vadovicova has become her biggest rival.

25 – Her age when she comes to Tokyo in August to compete at the Paralympic Games. 

211.5 – Hiltrop’s silver medal result at the Rio 2016 in the mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH 1 final – the German’s first and, so far, only Paralympic medal.

1 – The number of medals Germany took in shooting Para sport at the Rio 2016 Games. The responsible for that? Natascha Hiltrop.

6 – Her current position in the world rankings in the mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1.

You can see the interview with Natascha Hiltrop here below.