Turkey’s Aysegul Pehlivanlar won the women’s 10m air pistol SH1 title today ©Pampas Shooting Range

Turkey’s Aysegul Pehlivanlar upset the reigning Paralympic champion to claim the P2 women’s 10 metres air pistol SH1 title on day four of the World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in Osijek, Croatia.

Pehlivanlar stunned favourite Sareh Javanmardi for the gold medal.

Both shooters were making their season debuts since the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, where Iranian Javanmardi captured two gold medals.

However Rio 2016 bronze medallist Pehlivanlar started well in the elimination stage to jump into the lead.

She continued to lead the field for the remainder of the competition and took gold with a total of 237.7 points.

It was the 37-year-old’s first victory since the 2015 World Cup in Fort Benning in the United States.

Javanmardi took the silver on 236.5, finishing in front of Hungary’s Krisztina David, who finished third on 211.3.

Iran did win one gold medal today, in the P1 men’s 10m air pistol SH1, through Mahdi Zamanishurabi who scored 235.0 to claim his first major individual win.

The Iranian was locked with Croatia’s Damir Bosnjak in the first stage but distanced himself as the elimination round progressed.

James Bevis won the first mixed rifle prone SH2 World Cup event ©Getty Images
James Bevis won the first mixed rifle prone SH2 World Cup event ©Getty Images

Bosnjak was forced to settle for silver on 230.9 while South Korea’s Jungnam Kim completed the podium on 211.6.

The Osijek World Cup is the first event in which the R9 mixed rifle prone SH2 has been contested since being announced as part of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games programme earlier this month.

Great Britain’s James Bevis produced a sensational comeback to win with a score of 247.4.

Chasing France’s Alain Quittet, Bevis shot a perfect 10.9 in the third round of the elimination stage to grab and hold onto the lead, consigning Quittet to silver with 245.4.

Serbia’s Dragan Ristic took the bronze after posting a total of 225.