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IPC World Cup USA Results: Day 3

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (October 7, 2011)

At the third day of the International Paralympic World Cup USA in Fort Benning, Ga., Great Britain ruled the 10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed SH1 (R3) podium.  Brit Matthew Skelhon fired an outstanding 599 match points and 105.9 points in the final for 704.9 total points and the gold medal.  His teammate, Nathan Milgate, shot a perfect 600 match points and 103.7 points in the final for 703.7 total points and the second highest step on the podium.  Russia’s Tatiana Ryabchenko won the bronze medal with 599 match points and 104.2 points in the final for 703.2 total points.  The USA’s Kisha Makerney (Fort Townson, Okla.) was tied with four other shooters for one spot in the final and shot 50.6 shoot-off points.  She finished in twelfth place with 597 match points.  Sergeant First Class Josh Olson (Spokane, Wash.) finished in seventeenth place with 595 points and fellow American Nick Beach finished with 590 match points.  Olympic Training Center Resident Athlete Michael Dickey (Trafford, Ala.) shot 589 points and Juan Guerrero (San Antonio, Texas) finished with 583 points.  Kerry Morris (Grand Prairie, Texas) shot 577 points and Viktor White (State College, Pa.) shot 568 points. 

In 10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed SH2 (R5), Vasyl Kovalchuk of the Ukraine battled with Michael Johnson of New Zealand until the end for the gold medal.  Both athletes shot a perfect 600 match points and oddly enough, 105.3 points apiece in the final to tie at 705.3 points.  In a sudden-death shoot-off, Kovalchuk topped Johnson 10.5 to 10.4 points.  Johnson finished with the silver medal.  The bronze medalist was Ryan Cockbill of Great Britain with 600 match points and 104.9 points in the final for 704.9 total points.  The USA’s Kyle Otto (Valatie, N.Y.) finished in seventeenth place with 597 match points.  Teammate Shanan Lefeat (Clarksville, Tenn.) shot 587 points.  Three points behind were Gregory Reynolds (Dighton, Mass.) and Israel Del Toro (Cibolo, Texas) with 584 points.  Jazmin Almie (Houston, Texas) and McKenna Dahl (Arlington, Wash.) finished with 580 points.  Barbaro Ponce (Atlanta, Ga.) shot 579 points and Judith Ruiz (Chicago, Ill.) finished with 566 points.     

For complete results and rankings, please visit the USA Shooting Match Results page.  To view the USAMU's pictures of the event, please click here.

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