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Paralympic sports - 07. November 2007.

Medals for Britain’s shooters at Oceania Championships



Britain’s disabled shooters have returned from the Para-Oceania Continental Shooting Championships in Australia with a silver and two bronze medals.


Karen Butler also picked up a bronze medal, finishing third in the R8 50m sport rifle .22, an event in which she also won the bronze at the recent European Championships in July.

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As well as being the regional shooting championships for the Oceania region the Para-Oceania Continental Shooting Championships was the final opportunity for other nations outside Oceania to score qualification marks for the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Sixty-five athletes from 19 countries took part in the event, which took place in Sydney from October 28 to November 4, 2007. The championships were a good opportunity for Britain’s shooters to prove themselves ahead of selection for the Paralympics.

Team Manager Pasan Kularatne, said: “As well as giving our athletes an opportunity to score qualification marks for the Paralympic Games, these championships also gave some of the less experienced on the squad exposure to a major championships in a different time-zone, which will be good preparation for Beijing next year
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