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Paralympic shooter Matt Skelhon leads World medal haul

Matt Skelhon
Skelhon was one of Britain's gold medallists in Beijing in 2008

Paralympic shooting champion Matt Skelhon led Britain's medal haul with two silvers and a bronze at the IPC World Championship in Zagreb.

Skelhon was second in the 10m falling target rifle event and third in the 10m air rifle prone mixed competition.

He also teamed up with Nathan Milgate and Deanna Coates for team silver in the prone event.

Coates then won bronze with Mandy Pankhurst and Karen Butler in the 10m air rifle standing women's team event.

"The standard of this championship was very high," said head coach Pasan Kularatne.

"There were more countries competing in these World Championships than in the Beijing Paralympics and there were more people equalling world records, as well as more new world records set.

"The overall scores were also on average higher than in Beijing. With this in mind, we are very pleased with the results and the performance of our athletes.

"At the last World Championships in 2006, Britain reached the finals with one competitor, who finished in fifth place, so it shows how the sport has progressed over the last few years."



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