Belgrade will host the World Para Shooting European Championships ©Getty Images

Belgrade has been announced as the host of the 2018 World Shooting Para Sport European Championships.

The competition will be the first European Championships held since 2013, when the event took place in Alicante in Spain.

Action will take place in the Serbian capital city from December 1 to 7, with the competition held alongside the International Shooting Sport Federation's (ISSF) Grand Prix event.

The Championships will feature only 10 metre air events, with the P1, P2, R1-5 and R9 classes being contested.

"We are thrilled to re-introduce the European Championships," said Tyler Anderson, World Shooting Para Sport manager.

"With nearly every country in Europe currently practicing shooting Para sport, we recognise the importance of this event.

"In the new competition calendar, these Championships will be more regular and more prestigious than ever before.

"We have very experienced organisers with this being the 43rd edition of the ISSF Grand Prix in Belgrade.

"Alongside the support of the National Paralympic Committee of Serbia we expect a great competition."

Only 10m air competitions will be held in the Serbian capital ©Getty Images
Only 10m air competitions will be held in the Serbian capital ©Getty Images

World Para Shooting claim the event continues momentum from the World Championships in Cheongju, South Korea.

The World Championships featured 220 athletes from 46 countries, who contested 13 medal events.

Dragan Ristic clinched gold in the R5 mixed 10m rifle prone SH2 competition in South Korea.

The Serbian now looks set to compete in front of a home crowd at the European Championships.

Serbian Paralympic Committee President Zoran Micovic has welcomed the opportunity to host the Championships.

"I am honoured that the Paralympic Committee of Serbia will be the host of such an important event as a World Shooting Para Sport European 10m Championships," he said.

"The event will boost our efforts in developing Para-sports in Serbia.

"I hope that all participants will enjoy a great competition in Belgrade."