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Bailey Bronze in Poland
Published Thursday 4 May 2017 16:11 by Duncan
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Fresh from medal success in Poland, athletes from the British Shooting Paralympic Programme will be coming up against some of the world's top athletes in Germany next week as the International Shooting Competition of Hannover gets underway.

A squad of seven athletes will take part in rifle and pistol events as follows:

Sunday 7th - R6 - Matt Skelhon, Ben Jesson, Lorraine Lambert
Monday 8th - R8 - Lorraine Lambert; P3 - Stewart Nangle, Issy Bailey (TBC)
Tuesday 9th - R3 - Matt Skelhon (TBC), Ben Jesson, Lorraine Lambert; P4 - Stewart Nangle, Issy Bailey; P5 - Stewart Nangle, Issy Bailey; R4 - Ryan Cockbill, Tim Jeffery
Wednesday 10th - P1 - Stewart Nangle; P2 - Issy Bailey
Thursday 11th - R5 - Ryan Cockbill, Tim Jeffery
Friday 12th - R2 - Lorraine Lambert

It will be the first outing of the year for Skelhon and Jesson, while Bailey, Jeffery and Cockbill have made the journey direct from the World Shooting Parasport Grand Prix in Szczecin.

Bailey was in medal winning form, taking Bronze in P5 (10m Air Pistol Standard Mixed SH1) with a score of 343. Bailey also shot well in P2 (10m Air Pistol Women SH1), qualifying top of the pile ahead of Paralympic Silver medallist Olga Kovalchuk of Ukraine with a score of 374, which included a ten shot string of 98. She could not maintain that level in the final and finished just outside the medals in fourth place.

Jeffery and Cockbill shot R4 (10m Air Rifle Standing Mixed SH2) and R5 (10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed SH2) alongside compatriot Adam Fontain. In R4 Cockbill qualified fourth and finished the final in seventh, while Jeffery just missed the final in ninth with Fontain in 19th place. Fontain found his form in R5 where he finished second in qualification with Cockbill just behind in third. Neither finished with a medal however as Fontain finished fifth with Cockbill sixth. Jeffery finished outside the final in 11th place.

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