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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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!

The fact that Britain won medals in four of the six classes, in the first Games to include the sport of target shooting, is most impressive. Our warmest congratulations to all of the medallists.

A local report of Monday's Air Pistol and soccer competitions, plus some excellent photos can be viewed HERE.

RESULTS – Air Pistol

Masters (over 35) – Men
1st Arthur Dean GBR 162
2nd Len Sawisch USA 161
3rd Robert Hall USA 158

Masters (over 35) – Women
1st Sandra Scott GBR 160
2nd Lydia Graber USA 150
3rd April Barrett GBR 148

Open – Men
1st Trevor Weststeyn USA 185
2nd Anthony Aube FRA 180
3rd Maxwell Graf USA 163

Open – Women
1st Joelle Humes USA 147
2nd Rebecca Nuttall GBR 120
3rd Caroline Voerman NED 115

Junior (12-16) – Boys
1st Broc Simpson USA 127
2nd Jared Green USA 120
3rd Declan McCann USA 105

Junior (12-16) – Girls
1st Kara Smith USA 172
2nd Katie Rilett-Young GBR 123
3rd Lauren Lanum USA 111

 

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