2012 Paralympic Games shooting news
The 2012 Paralympic Games will be held in London from August 29 to September 9, where some 140 athletes will take part in eight rifle shooting events and four pistol events. The events are classified into two divisions: SH1, where athletes can support the weight of their firearm themselves; and SH2, where athletes use a shooting stand for support. Read below for the latest news on these events and the Australian Shooting Team at this year’s Paralympic Games.
Australia's Paralympic golden girls
10 September 2012 - They are Australia's Paralympic golden girls: 70-year-old Libby Kosmala just finished competing in the shooting, her 11th games. She has amassed nine gold medals already and is the most senior athlete on the team.
Women's R8-50m Rifle 3 Positions-SH1 finals - Thursday, 6 September 2012 12:45
Women's R8-50m Rifle 3 Positions-SH1 qualification - Thursday, 6 September 2012 9:00
Australia takes final shot in London
5 September 2012 - Australia’s shooters have taken their final shot at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, with Ashley Adams the last remaining athlete in competition at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
Adams falls short of prone target
4 September 2012 - Australian shooter Ashley Adams has shot well below his best in the mixed 50m air rifle prone, failing to make the final in the event in which he was tipped to medal.
Maroney survives intense shoot out for final
2 September 2012 - Australian shooter Jason Maroney survived an intense shoot off to progress to the finals of the SH2 air rifle standing event at the Royal Artillery Barracks today but was unable to bring his top form with him in the battle for medals.
Paralympic legend Kosmala calls it a day
1 September 2012 - A significant chapter in Australian sport closed today when Paralympic shooter Libby Kosmala finally put down the gun after a decorated Paralympic career spanning more than four decades.
Adams misses medal target in first London outing
31 August 2012 - Australian shooter Ashley Adams has made a disappointing start to his fifth Paralympic Games campaign, failing to qualify for the final in the men’s 10m air rifle standing (SH1) this morning.
Smith claims shooting bronze
31 August 2012 - Shooter Natalie Smith won Australia's first medal of the London Paralympics, taking bronze in the women's R2-10m air rifle standing SH1 class.
Medals rolling in for Aussies at Paralympic Games
30 August 2012 - Shooter Natalie Smith, who this year moved from Queensland to Victoria’s Hidden Valley, scored 392-24x to finish third in the 10m Air Rifle - Standing, SH1, marking the culmination of a rapid rise for the 37-year-old.
Shooter Smith wins Australia's first medal
30 August 2012 - Victorian shooter Natalie Smith has won Australia’s first medal of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, taking out bronze in the women’s 10m air rifle standing at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
Zhang strikes first gold
30 August 2012 - China's Zhang Cuiping won the first gold medal of the London 2012 Paralympic Games by setting a new world record in the women's R2-10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 at the Royal Artillery Barracks. The 24-year-old was a class above her rivals as she finished with 500.9 points, well clear of Germany's Manuela Schmermund in second with Australian Natalie Smith taking bronze.
Women's R2-10m Air Rifle Standing-SH1 finals - Thursday, 30 August 2012 12:00
Women's R2-10m Air Rifle Standing-SH1 qualification - Thursday, 30 August 2012 09:00
Aussies first shot at Paralympic medal
29 August 2012 - Australia’s first gold medal of the London 2012 Paralympic Games is up for grabs tomorrow morning and Australia’s oldest and newest members of the shooting team are in the running for it.
Shooting for gold at the Paralympics
25 August 2012 - Luke Cain has found a way to compete internationally despite a football injury that put him in a wheelchair.
Ashley Adams - Inspirational shooting
23 August 2012 - Atlanta was his first Games. London will be his fifth Paralympics.
Paralympic shooters on target for London
22 May 2012 - Australia will field its strongest ever Paralympic shooting team at the London 2012 Paralympics Games as the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) today officially announced the six shooters heading to the Games.
Who will shoot to fame at London 2012?
14 March 2012 - A total of 140 athletes will take part in the Shooting competition at the Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich (south east London).
Paralympic Shooting - About
Shooting is a test of accuracy and control, in which athletes use pistols or rifles to fire at static targets.