Rio 2016 Paralympic gold medallist Veronika Vadovičová won the mixed R3 air rifle prone SH1 event as action continued today at the World Shooting Para Sport European 10 metres Championships in Serbia’s capital Belgrade.
The Slovakian, winner of three Rio 2016 medals in all, triumphed with a total of 254.2 points at the Belexpocentar indoor arena.
Germany’s Natascha Hiltrop finished second with 253.2 points and Ukraine’s Andrii Doroshenko third with 231.8.
The one other event held today was the men’s P1 air pistol SH1 with Ukraine’s Oleksii Denysiuk prevailing on 231.8 points.
A tight tense finale in the Air Pistol Final between Oleksii Denysiuk of @ukrparalympic and Tomas Pesek of the Czech Republic!— Shooting Para Sport (@ShootingPara) December 5, 2018
It is Denysiuk who wins it by 0.1! Wow!
Results: https://t.co/dxHONaVrr9 pic.twitter.com/tR2AvOMJ3f
Just 0.1 points separated him from runner-up Tomáš Pešek of the Czech Republic.
Rounding off the podium was Croatia’s Damir Bosnjak with 209.7 points.
Action in Belgrade is due to conclude tomorrow with a further three events.
Taking centre stage will be the women’s P2 air pistol SH1, the women’s R2 air rifle standing SH1 and the mixed R5 air rifle prone SH2.