Radoslav Malenovský won the men’s 10 metre air rifle standing SH1 final today to claim his second gold in two days at the Al Ain Shooting Para Sport World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Having won the 10m prone event yesterday at the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club, the 32-year-old Slovakian triumphed again today with 248.6 points ahead of Ukraine’s Andrii Doroshenko and South Korea’s former world silver medallist Lee Seungchul.
Doroshenko finished second by less than one point, scoring 247.8 points, while Seungchul, a two-time World Championship medallist, scored 225.8.
The UAE’s own Abdulla Sultan Alaryani, a former Paralympic champion and winner of three gold medals at the recent International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation World Games, could only finish fourth.
He scored 204 points.
The day’s other individual final, in the women’s 50m rifle three positions SH1 division, was won by China’s four-time Paralympic champion Zhang Cuiping.
The 31-year-old, winner of two gold medals at both London 2012 and Rio 2016, gained another victory with a score of 455.2 points.
That saw her finish ahead of Germany’s Elke Seeliger and another Chinese shooter, Bai Xiaochong, who scored 453.8 and 440.8 points respectively.
A mixed team event also went ahead today, in which China won another gold with a world record score.
Taking the lead in the fifth round, their pair eventually triumphed with a score of 491.7 points, beating Ukraine and Australia who finished second and third respectively.
A further two finals are due take place tomorrow, in the men’s 10m air pistol SH1 and mixed 50m air rifle prone SH2 divisions.