IPC Shooting World Cup Spain: Day 1 Report

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 5, 2011)

At the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Shooting World Cup, Sergeant First Class Josh Olson (Spokane, Wash.) shot an outstanding 599 out of 600 points in the R3 Mixed 10m Air Rifle SH1 event—dropping just one point in his third round of shooting. Olson (pictured) was tied with seven other athletes for only five spots in the final. Olson shot 49.8 points in the shoot-off to finish in eleventh place and narrowly miss a chance in the final. The gold medalist was Slovakia’s Radoslav Malenovsky with 600 qualification points and 105.3 points in the final for a total of 705.3 points. Elizabeth Kosmala of Australia won the silver medal with 600 points in qualification and 105.1 points in the final for 705.1 total points. The bronze medal was won by Tian Xiaoyan of China with 599 qualification points and the highest final of 105.7 points for 704.7 total points.

The USA Shooting Team’s Sergeant Kisha Makerney (Fort Townson, Okla.) finished with 598 points in nineteenth place. In a game of perfection, Makerney is excelling in what has been her first year of shooting (she was assigned to the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in November of 2010). She was the gold medalist in Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Rifle Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo. Despite the fact that this was her first IPC Shooting World Cup, Makerney’s scores keep climbing—don’t be surprised if you see her on the podium soon. Her teammate, Michael Dickey (Trafford, Ala.) finished with 592 qualification points to finish in the middle of the field.

To watch live results, visit the Sius Ascor results page. For more information, please visit the IPC Shooting website.

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