Ukraine saw double success on the third day of the World Shooting Para Sport Grand Prix on Friday (28 April) in Szczecin, Poland.
Following up on his two gold medals from the season-opening World Cup in February, Oleksii Denysiuk secured the P1 (men’s 10m air pistol SH1) win by finishing with a final score of 232.3. The 28-year-old went in a back-and-forth battle with Serbia’s Rastko Jokic (231.1) until pulling away toward the end of the elimination round. Slawomir Okoniewski (209.1) gave the host nation their first podium finish of the competition with third place.
Friday’s session concluded with an interesting showdown in the R1 (men’s 10m air rifle standing SH1) that saw Andrii Doroshenko add to Ukraine’s triumph.
Locked at 223.8 entering the final round, the 2016 bronze medallist shot 10.1 and 10.2 to take the 244.1 win over France’s Didler Richard (243.8). Germany’s Norbert Gau (223.3) completed the podium.
Competition concludes on Saturday (29 April) with R5 (mixed 10m air rifle prone SH2).
Live results from the Grand Prix in Szczecin are available on World Shooting Para Sport’s website.
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