COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (November 6, 2017) – The most important USA Taking pictures crew ever despatched to a World Taking pictures Para Sport (WSPS, previously IPC) Rifle/Pistol World Cup has landed in Bangkok, Thailand and is about to compete within the closing World Cup of the WSPS season beginning tomorrow.
Seven of those athletes will make their worldwide debuts in Bangkok, with a number of having already medaled towards worldwide rivals at this summer time’s USA Taking pictures Nationwide Championship in Fort Benning, Georgia, which additionally served as a WSPS-sanctioned match with rivals from 9 international locations collaborating.
A newcomer to observe that Paralympic Nationwide Coach Armando Ayala referred to as “extraordinarily centered and craving extra wins” will likely be Kevin Nguyen (Westminster, California, pictured), who had two breakout performances in Fort Benning by successful silver in R3 (Blended 10m Air Rifle Inclined SH1) and gold in R6 (Blended 50m Rifle Inclined SH1).
Some athletes making their first journey abroad who additionally picked up medals on the match in Fort Benning are pistol rivals Aaron Causey (Riverside, Alabama) and Hope Lewellen (Palos Park, Illinois) who gained silvers in P1 (Males’s 10m Air Pistol SH1) and P2 (Ladies’s 10m Air Pistol SH1) respectively, in addition to 19-year previous rifle athlete Taylor Farmer (Castalia, Ohio), who gained silver in R2 (Ladies’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1).
2016 Paralympic bronze medalist McKenna Dahl (Arlington, Washington) will as soon as once more be one to observe as she builds on her gold medal gained in her signature occasion R5 (Blended 10m Air Rifle Inclined SH2) in Fort Benning and her bronze medal in in R4 (Blended 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2) on the World Cup in Szczecin, Poland.
Additionally competing for america will likely be Stetson Bardfield (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Nick Seashore (Dresden, Ohio), David Cromwell (Bandera, Texas), Kerry Morris (Grand Prairie, Texas) together with 2016 Paralympians Marco De La Rosa (San Antonio, Texas), Tammy Delano (Rome, New York), Tricia Downing (Denver, Colorado), John Joss (Corsicana, Texas) and Shaun Tichenor (Brainerd, Minnesota).
This journey will mark the second time USA Taking pictures Paralympic shooters have gone abroad this yr to compete and earn Minimal Qualifying Scores (MQS) to qualify for subsequent yr’s WSPS World Championship in Cheongju, South Korea in Could. The World Championship marks the primary alternative for athletes to earn quotas for the 2020 Paralympic Video games in Tokyo, Japan. U.S. athletes have to date earned 9 MQSs.
The WSPS World Cup begins tomorrow and runs via Saturday. An entire schedule of occasions: https://www.paralympic.org/websites/default/information/doc/171024133956681_Final+
Schedule+Bangkok+2017+WSPS+World+Cup.xlsx. Outcomes from this World Cup could be discovered right here: http://outcomes.sius.com/Occasions.aspx?Championship=Bangkok2017WorldShootingParaSportWorldCup20171106BangkokThailand.
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