IPC World Cup USA Results: Day 4

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (October 8, 2011)

Serbia’s Zivko Papaz is the Men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 (P1) gold medalist at the 2011 International Paralympic Committee World Cup USA.  On the ranges in Fort Benning, Ga., Papaz shot 563 match points and gained ground with 99.4 points in the final to overtake the Ukraine’s Andriy Zakhvatavyev.  Papaz finished with 662.4 total points.  Zakhvatayev shot 564 match points and 95.4 points in the final for 659.4 total points and the silver medal.  Hubert Aufschnaiter of Austria won the bronze medal with 557 match points and 100.8 points in the final for 657.8 total points.  American Eric Hollen (Colorado Springs, Colo.) nearly made the final with 557 match points.  Tied with two other shooters for one spot in the final, Hollen fired 47.3 points to finish in ninth place.

In Men’s 50m Rifle Three Position SH1 (R7), Abdulla Sultan Alaryani of the United Arab Emirates blew away the competition with 1153 match points and 98.9 points in the final to claim the gold medal with 1251.9 total points.  Ashley Phillip Adams of Australia shot 1143 match points and 93.3 points in the final for 1236.3 total points and the silver medal.  The bronze medal came down to a duel between Josef Neumaier of Germany and Franc Pinter of Slovenia.  Neumaier shot 1137 match points and 97.2 points in the final to tie with Pinter (1136+98.2) at 1234.2 points.  In the shoot-off, Neumaier won the bronze medal with a 10.5 point shot to Pinter’s 9.8 point shot.  The USA’s Gregory Drown (Fremont, Ohio) shot 1003 points.

The day concluded with final competition in Women’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 (P2).  Ylena Taranova of Azerbaijan shot 369 match points to enter the final in second place.  With a solid score of 94.6 points in the final, she surpassed the Ukraine’s Olga Mustafaieva for the gold medal with a total of 463.6 points.  Mustafaieva shot 372 match points and 90.9 points in the final for 462.9 total points and the silver medal.  Irina Marchenko of Russia finished with 462.5 total points (367+95.5) for the bronze medal. 

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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