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  • Di CoatesDeanna (Di) Coates lives in Hampshire, shoots air rifle from a wheelchair, and is one of our most successful disabled international athletes. 
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  • michaelwhapples1Michael Whapples from Leicestershire is blind and shoots air rifle.  In 2011 he was the first British shooter ever to compete at the Open European Shooting Championships for the Vision Impaired, held at Nitra, Slovakia. 

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  • MattSkelhon1Matt Skelhon shot to fame when he grabbed gold at the Bejiing Paralympic Games and proved it was no fluke by claiming silver and bronze at London 2012.

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  • vicmorris1Vic Morris lives in south Wales and is paralysed from the neck down as the result of an accident.  With the aid of an 'equaliser' device invented by his coach, John Kelman, Vic shoots pistol and rifle. 
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  • stewartnangle1Stewart Nangle, a Lancastrian, is pictured shooting .22 pistol.  What the photograph does not show is that at the time one of his legs was fitted with a metal frame that was bolted into the bones. 
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  • scoutwithprosthesis1This young Scout was born without a left hand.  When he took an interest in shooting, which is very popular in the Scout movement, Hampshire Scouts helped his local club to find a solution. 
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  • peterbreheny1Peter Breheny from Derbyshire shoots benchrest rifle.  He has Kennedy's Disease, a progressive wasting condition that has weakened his limbs. 
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Friday 13th April 2012


Good news!
NRA Journal arrived today, and page 53 is full of the NRA’s inaugural Military Adaptive Championships which will take place on 4th July (Queen’s Medals finals day) during the Services Meeting.  This is great news, as it’s the first time the NRA has run a competition specifically for those with disabilities.  I hope it’s a roaring success, and prompts the Association to introduce similar opportunities for shooters who don’t have a services connection. 

Not so good news
Maybe it’s a Friday the 13th thing, but I haven’t been able to get hold of any results from the first day’s action at the IPC World Cup in Poland.  Ended up e-mailing the IPC asking when and where results will be available, because I want to get them on our website.  The initial response was that the contact is on holiday and will respond after 24th April (hmmm – our hot news will be thoroughly cooled by then), but I could e-mail a colleague. 

Better news
The follow-up to the colleague produced a most unexpected result.  Not the information I was requesting, but confirmation from Twitter that the IPC has started following us, swiftly followed by a message that they are happy for us to continue linking to articles on their website, so that means they’ve checked ours out.  Thus we are now in the interesting position of being followed by the sport's international governing body, but not by any of our own national governing bodies.  Mind you, we have been followed for some time by Paralympic India.  It’s a funny old world. 

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