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World Shooting Para Champs Preview
Published Tuesday 1 May 2018 11:13 by Craig Davies
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The 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships get underway this week with the Opening Ceremony taking place on Wednesday (3 May) in Cheongju, South Korea.

With the ISSF World Cup finishing just last week in Changwon, all eyes will now be on South Korea once again as around 200 shooters from 40 countries compete across 13 individual events from 3-11 May. 

And the GB athletes will have an added incentive to perform with the event being the first opportunity to secure quota places for their country for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The Full team appearing for GB is: 
Lorraine Lambert (R6, R3, R8)
Matt Skelhon (R6, R3)
James Bevis (R4, R5, R9)
Ryan Cockbill (R4, R5, R9)
Tim Jeffery (R4, R5, R9)
Issy Bailey (P3, P2, P4, P5)

All 13 individual finals will be streamed live on the International Paralympic Committee's website. More information on Cheongju 2018 can be found on the event website. 

The major difference between shooting Para sport and its able-bodied version is classification. On the Para side, athletes compete in three sport classes based on their impairment:

SH1 (Pistol): athletes in this sport class have an impairment in the lower limb(s) and/or in the upper limb in the non-shooting arm.
SH1 (Rifle): athletes in this sport class have an impairment in the lower limb(s).
SH2 (Rifle): athletes in this sport class have an impairment in the upper limb(s) which prevents them from supporting the full weight of the rifle.

We’d like to say a huge good luck to all the athletes competing! To keep updated on any of our medal successes follow @GBShooting on Twitter, @british_shooting on Instagram and @BritishShooting on Facebook.
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