IPC World Cup USA: Day 1 Results

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (October 6, 2011)

PinterAt the 2011 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Cup USA in Fort Benning, Ga., the first day of finals began with competition in  Women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 (R2).  Natalie Smith of Australia brought home the brightest medal with a solid score of 395 match points and 103 points in the final for 498 total points.  Deanna Coates of Great Britain finished in second place with 393 match points and 101 points in the final for 494 total points.  Germany’s Manuella Schermund shot 492 total points for the bronze medal.  The USA’s Danielle Fong (New York, N.Y.) finished in thirteenth place with 371 match points. 

The match continued on Pool range with competition in Men’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 (R1).  Slovenia’s Franc Pinter (pictured above, photo USAMU) was the uncontested winner with 592 match points and 102.1 points in the final for a total of 694.1 points.  Josef Neumaier of Germany won the silver medal with 690.6 total points and Nathan Milgate of Great Britain shot 688.9 points for the bronze medal.  Americans finished as follows: Nick Beach shot 543 points, Matthew Shemwell (Knoxville, Tenn.) shot 531 points, Viktor White (State College, Pa.) shot 504 points and Juan Guerrero (San Antonio, Texas) shot 490 points.  

Finally, in 25m Sport Pistol Mixed SH1 (P3), Russia’s Valery Ponomarenko shot 573 match points to enter in the final behind South Africa’s Vonnie Kohne with 575 match points.  Ponomarenko surged ahead of Kohne and sealed his gold medal fate with 202.3 points in the final for 777.4 total points.  Kohne shot 202.3 points in the final for 777.3 total points and the silver medal.  The bronze medal was won by Sergey Malyshev of Russia with 764.8 total points. American Kerry Morris (Grand Prairie, Texas) finished in eleventh place with 539 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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