Saturday, December 26, 2009
GB shooters impress in Luxembourg
Britain's top disabled shooters were in record breaking form with a number personal bests at the Riac and Ibis Cup in Luxembourg.
The competition featured able-bodied shooters with Britain the only country to enter disability shooters as they prepare for the 2010 season.
Stilton-based Paralympic champion Matt Skelhon equalled the world record in the R3 10m air rifle prone category.
James Bevis achieved the same in the R5 category by shooting a perfect 600.
He then went on to register a personal best in the R4 10m air rifle standing with a score of 595 out of 600.
Kent's Nathan Milgate also put in some top performances and registered a score of 599 out of 600 in the R3 10m air rifle prone.
There were also international personal bests in the 10m air rifle standing for Mandy Pankhurst, Karen Butler, Adam Fontain and Richard Davies while Pankhurst and Fontain did the same in the 10m air rifle prone and Jean Guild and Andy Gardiner achieved the feat in their 10m air pistol events.
Team head coach Pasan Kularatne said: "I'm really pleased with the overall performance of the GB squad and specifically with all the international personal bests registered and the two perfect scores, which are equal to the world records.
"This competition was a great opportunity for the athletes to get vital international competition experience before the 2010 season."