News: Paralympics Schedule

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With the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games opening ceremony marking the start of the world’s largest disability sporting event, we wanted to bring you the schedule for our sport shooting, as well as provide you with some key names to look out for.

Paralympic shooting is set to take place from the 8th until the 14th of September. There are 10 Paralympians set to represent GB, from previous Paralympic medallists such as Matt Skelhon to younger athletes who are going to make their debut at the games such as Issy Bailey.

8th September

Lorraine Lambert and Karen Butler are the first shooters to represent GB at the Paralympics with the women’s 10m Air Rifle standing set to take place on the first day of shooting.

The qualification is at 8:30 with the final later that day at 10:30.

Butler is one of the most experienced athletes on the shooting team with four appearances at Paralympic Games since her debut in Barcelona 1992.

In contrast, this is Lambert’s first Paralympics after she started the sport in 2010.

Moving away from the women’s competition, Owen Burke is competing in the men’s 10m Air Rifle standing competition later that day.

Burke will make his Paralympic debut with the qualification at 12:00 before the final later at 14:30

9th September

Issy Bailey will make her Paralympic bow in the 10m Air Pistol competition on the second day of shooting.

The young athlete has only been shooting for a couple of years and has also played wheelchair rugby and badminton.

She starts qualification at 9:30 with the final later at 11:45.

Stewart Nangle will also make his first appearance at the Paralympics on Friday in the men’s 10m Air Pistol competition.

His quest for a medal starts with the qualification at 12:15 and is followed by the final at 14:45.

10th September

Owen Burke is back in action on the third day of shooting with the 10m Air Rifle prone competition.

His qualification starts at 9:30 and the final is at 11:45.

Also on this day, three GB shooters will be in action in the Mixed 10m Air Rifle Standing competition.

James Bevis, Richard Davis and Ryan Cockbill will all be in the qualification which starts at 12:15 with the final at 14:45.

11th September

The Mixed 25m Pistol competition sees Stewart Nangle enter his second competition of the Paralympics.

Nangle will have qualification at 9:15 and 11:00 before the semi-final at 13:00  and the medal matches at 13:15.

12th September

Owen Burke is back in action for his third competition of the 2016 Paralympic Games this time in the men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions competition.

The 40-year-old will begin competing at 9:30 with the final at 13:30.

13th September

The penultimate day of shooting has Lorraine Lambert and Karen Butler return to action in the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions competition.

The British duo will start shooting in the qualification at 9:30 and will enter the final at 12:30.

They aren’t the only GB athletes in action as three British athletes will be competing in the Mixed 10m Air Rifle competition.

Ryan Cockbill, James Bevis and Tim Jeffery will all start qualification at 13:00 and the final is at 15:15.

14th September

The final day of shooting sees three British athletes compete in the Mixed 50m Rifle Prone competition with Karen Butler, Matt Skelhon and Lorraine Lambert all in the event.

The trio start qualification at 9:30 and will hope to be in the final at 11:45.

The last GB Shooting athlete to compete in Rio will be Stewart Nangle as he enters the Mixed 50m Pistol competition.

The qualification for the event starts at 12:00 and is followed by the final at 14:45.

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