SOME of the world’s best disabled shooters are in action this week at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.
The IPC approved International Shooting Competition, which runs from today until Wednesday, will see 77 shooters from 15 nations battling it out for the podium places.
The is the second time the event has been held in Britain and will give GB’s shooters the valuable opportunity to compete on home soil and in front of a home crowd ahead of London 2012.
Among the international athletes is one of the top medal-winning Paralympic shooters of all time, Australia’s Elizabeth (Libby) Kosmala.
Competing for GB is British youngster Amy Hursthouse, who at just 13 is the youngest competitor in the event.
The full GB squad for the event comprises:
Adam Fontain (Basildon, Essex), Amy Hursthouse (Halton, Bucks), Andrew Dacey (Luton, Bedfordshire), Andy Gardiner (Fritwell, Oxfordshire), Ann Wild (Ilford, Essex), Benjamin Jesson (Crawley, West Sussex), Chris Summerscales (Thurnscoe, South Yorkshire), Deanna Coates (Yateley, Hampshire), Erica Vey (Hitchin, Hertfordshire), Georgina Callingham (Bourne End, Bucks), Ian Marsden (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire), James Bevis (Hereford, Herefordshire), Jean Guild (Scarisbrick, Southport), Karen Butler (Bradley Stoke, Bristol), Lesley Baldwin (Blairgowrie, Perthshire), Lorraine Lambert (Portsmouth, Hampshire), Mandy Pankhurst (Ash, Surrey), Matthew Skelhon (Stilton, Peterborough), Nathan Milgate (Fleet, Hampshire), Pamela Grainger (Irthlingborough, Northants), Richard Davies (Stourbridge, West Midlands), Richard Lamb (Southwell, Nottinghamshire), Robert McLeary (Scunthorpe, North Lincs), Ryan Cockbill (Birmingham, West Midlands), Sarah Woods (Lincoln, Lincolnshire).