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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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4th November 2013

The IPC has appointed a team at Queensland University in Australia to carry out an in-depth review of methods used for assessing athletes for classification.  The team is also tasked with making recommendations about a more objective system for measuring athlete's level of disability.  Any new scheme will not be in place for the 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, but might be introduced for the 2010 Games in Tokyo.  

More information on Inside The Games

5th August 2013

British competitors achieved excellent results in the first target shooting event at the World Dwarf Games, hosted by the USA at the Michigan State University. The total medal haul from the air pistol matches was 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze.

Arthur Dean - House of LordsParticularly impressive was the performance of Arthur Dean (pictured right), who at 62 is one of the oldest competitors there.  He is President of both the British and International Dwarf Sport Federations. Arthur's score of 162 was the fifth highest across all the classes, and the ages of those ahead of him ranged from 14 to 29!

Read more: World Dwarf Games – 5 GBR Medals

World Dwarf Games 2

3 - 10 August at Michigan State University, USA

Regular visitors to this site will know that we have been working with the Dwarf Sports Association UK since 2011, with a view to helping them prepare competitors for these World Games.  Target shooting has been added to the list of sports for the first time, at the request of the American hosts.  Britain is fielding a number of competitors in the Air Pistol and Crossbow events.  We wish the team the best of luck, and hope to be able to publish more information here over the next ten days.  In the meantime, readers may wish to follow progress on the World Dwarf Games and DSAUK websites.

Read more: World Dwarf Games 2013

Laugharne Jones - Twitter

British shooter Laugharne Jones, who competes in Olympic Trap from his wheelchair, is in Cyprus to represent Wales in the Clay Target Grand Prix. For those who would like to follow his progress but who are not Twitter users, we are using his tweets to compile a micro-blog here. (Timings are GMT, 2 hrs behind Cyprus)

Read more: CT News from Larnaca

Euro Benchrest 2013 W

The NSRA has announced the team selection for the European .22 and Airgun Benchrest Championships 2013.  The event will take place at Plzen, Czech Republic, from 3rd to 16th August.  

The 17-strong team includes three Juniors.  The Team Manager will be Andy Dubreuil, who is taking on other roles within the sport since making the sad decision to give up his own shooting for medical reasons.  

The full selection list is published on the NSRA website

Cyprus SSF

Clay Target competitors are gathering at Larnaca in Cyprus for the Grand Prix which runs from 22nd February to 4th March.  British shooter Laugharne Jones will be taking part, and hopes to follow up his medal-winning success in the 1st Disabled CT Grand Prix in Italy in 2011. 

The event is hosted by the Cyprus Shooting Sport Federation.  If we are able to obtain relevant results and news from the organisers we will publish them here. 

twitter Follow Laugharne on @LaugharneJones.  


Further to the selection of the 12-strong British team, DTSGB has now announced who will shoot in the various Paralympic events. 

Read more: GBR Shooters' Events

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For most shooters, being able to see well enough to aim accurately is the key to our sport. Our Vision Section has lots of information to help all shooters who have vision problems, great or small.

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