This IPC Shooting World Cup in Thailand is the final stop on the Rio 2016 qualification calendar. Irish athlete Phillip Eaglesham will compete in Bangkok in the hopes of achieving an MQS.
You can find more details on his events and how he performed below, while if you would like to get involved with Paralympic shooting, you can find out more information here.
|15/03||Phillip Eaglesham||R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle||Heat|
|Phillip Eaglesham||R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle||Final - if qualifies|
|18/03||Phillip Eaglesham||R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone||Heat|
|Phillip Eaglesham||R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone||Final - if qualifies|
Day One Summary
(March 15th: R4 Mixed 10m Air Rifle)
With a good training session put in on Monday afternoon, Phillip was geared up to kick off competition on Tuesday morning in the Mixed 10m Air Rifle event. He put in a great performance on the day, to secure a Personal Best in the competition and to finish in 14th place.
This event has teed him up nicely for his main event on Friday, where he will compete in the R5 10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed event. In the meantime, he will have a short rest period today, before heading back to the training ground to prepare for Friday.
Day Two Summary
(March 18th: R5 10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed Event)
There were big celebrations for Irish Paralympic shooter Phillip Eaglesham today as he put in a hugely successful performance at the IPC Shooting World Cup in Thailand to achieve his second Rio MQS in the R5 10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed event.
Despite a tough opening ten shots, Phillip dug deep to put in the performance required for a MQS and finished strong to make it over the line comfortably.