Rio 2016 Preview: Shooting

Sport: Shooting

Events: 12 (Three men, three women, six mixed)

Classification: SH1 – Shooters who do not need a shooting stand for support

SH2 – Shooters require a shooting stand

Venue:  National Shooting Center

Athlete Quota: 140

International Federation: International Paralympic Committee (IPC) – Shooting


The Men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 looks set for Ukrainian Oleksii Denysiuk, who clearly leads the rankings, while in the women’s Olivera Nakovska-Bikova looks set to secure gold in the event. It’s a two horse race in the mixed 25m Pistol SH1 with Denysiuk coming second just behind Swede Joackim Norberg, while Denysiuk could well win three medals, coming in also highly ranked in the mixed 50m Air Pistol SH1.

The Mixed Air Pistol Standard SH1 is a great hope for Brazil, with Gerlado Rosenthal well on top of the World Rankings. The Men’s 10m Air Rifle SH1 is a two horse race between Didier Richard of France just ahead of Andrii Doroshenko from Ukraine, while Slovakian Veronika Vadovicova is the clear leader in the women’s version of the event who also leads the mixed 10m Air Rifle prone.

The standing mixed 10m Air Rifle SH2 is lead by New Zealander Michael Johnson while the prone version is lead by Serbia’s Dragan Ristic, closely followed by British shooter Ryan Cockbill. An Israeli shooter, Doron Shaziri, leads the Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 and the three positions version while the women’s 3 positions is lead by Vadovicova. The final event, the Mixed 50m Rifle ProneSH2 is a two horse race between UAE shooter Abdullah Alahabi and Austrian Johann Windhofer.



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