Posted on Tuesday 8th October, 2019

The World Shooting Para Sport Championships take place in Sydney, Australia, from 12-18 October and will be will be held at the Sydney International Shooting Centre. This is the seventh edition of the Worlds. It will be the first one to combine rifle, pistol and Para trap disciplines. The event is an opportunity for nations to secure athlete slots for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The New Zealand Shooting Para Sport Team includes:

Shooting Para sport athleteClassificationImpairmentClubResides
Michael JohnsonSH2Loss of muscle power - Spinal cord injury (Quadriplegia)Parafed Auckland Shooting ClubWaiuku 
Greg ReidSH1Limb deficiency – Below knee amputeeMaidstone Outdoor Smallbore Rifle ClubFeatherston, Wairarapa
Neelam O’NeillSH1Loss of muscle power – Spina Bifida (Paraplegia)Parafed Auckland Shooting ClubAuckland
Natalie BrunzelSH2Loss of muscle power – Spinal muscular atrophyParafed Auckland Shooting ClubAuckland
Anthony BrogdenSG-SCLoss of muscle power – Spinal cord injury (Paraplegia)TaumarunuiTaumarunui

Read more about the New Zealand Shooting Para Sport Team in this article.

Find below the detailed schedule for the event:

Saturday 12 October

  • Greg Reid and Neelam O’Neill – R3 Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 – Finals 9.00pm NZT

Sunday 13 October

  • Anthony Brogden – Shotgun PT1 – Mixed Trap SG-S MQS – Finals from 4.00pm NZT
  • Michael Johnson and Natalie Brunzel – R4 Mixed 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 – Finals 8.00pm NZT

Tuesday 15 October

  • Michael Johnson and Natalie Brunzel – R5 Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2– Finals 7.30pm NZT

Wednesday 16 October

  • Neelam O’Neill – R2 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 – Finals 8.45pm NZT

Thursday 17 October

  • Michael Johnson R9 – Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH2 – Finals 5:00pm NZT
  • Neelam O’Neill P2 – Women’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 – Finals 8:45pm NZT

Friday 18 October

  • Greg Reid R6 – Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH1 – Finals 6:00pm NZT  

The finals will be livestreamed on the event website and on Facebook.

Full results will be posted on Paralympics New Zealand social channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Find out more about Shooting Para sport here.