June 2 - Matt Skelhon (pictured) again led the way as Britain's disability shooters won nine medals, including three gold, at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Cup in Eurostand in Volmerange, France.

Skelhon, the 25-year-old Beijing Paralympic gold medallist, got the team off to a winning start, taking top spot in the R3 10 metre air rifle prone SH1 mixed.

He shot 600, which is equivalent to the world record, with 59 inner 10s before following it up with 105.5 in the finals to take gold with a total score of 705.5.

Radoslav Maenovsky of Slovakia took the silver with a total score of 704.8 total score and Elizabeth Kosmala of Australia shot 704.6 to win bronze.

Britain also took the team gold in the same event, with the British trio of Skelhon, Deanna Coates and Nathan Milgate shooting a total combined score of 1,792 to finish in the top podium spot.

They beat France into second by one point with Slovakia taking third.

Georgina Callingham claimed Britain’s third gold medal of the competition in the R5 10m air rifle prone SH2 mixed, shooting a perfect 600, with 54 inner 10s to score a new international personal best and equal the world record.

She shot 106.9 in the finals to win gold with the total score of 706.9, ahead of Jason Maroney of Australia and Vasyl Kovalchuk of the Ukraine.

The British team of Callingham, James Bevis and Adam Fontain won silver in the team contest of the same event with a total combined score of 1,798, with 168 inner 10s.

They were just beaten into second by Australia, who scored 1,798, with 170 inner 10s to win the gold.

France took bronze. 

Coates (pictured) added to her team gold, with individual silver and team bronze in the R2 10m air rifle standing SH1 women.

She shot a total score of 495.7 to finish second behind Paralympic champion Veronika Vadovicova of Slovakia, with bronze going to Schmermund Manuale of Germany.

Coates then joined with Karen Butler and Mandy Pankhurst to take bronze in the team event behind China and Germany.

There were two silver medals for Britain in the R6 50m rifle 60 shot prone SH1 mixed.

Milgate shot an international personal best of 594 and 101.3 in the finals to win individual silver with his total score of 695.3.

Vadovicova shot a total score of 696.8 to win the gold, while Ove Foss of Norway shot 690.1 for the silver.

The team of Millgate, Butler and Stephen Robertson then went on to win silver with a score of 1,765, behind Slovakia with Poland taking bronze.

Britain’s final medal went to the team of Ryan Cockbill, Fontain and Bevis in the R4 10m air rifle SH2 mixed with their score of 1,776.

France won gold and Australia took silver.

Pasan Kularatne, Britain's head coach, said: "The standard of this competition was very high and this was the best performance of a GB squad since Beijing 2008.

"I am extremely pleased with the results and appreciate the effort made by all the athletes, coaches and staff in the disability shooting performance programme and DTSGB (Disability Target Shooting Great Britain)  in securing this success for the GB team."

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