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Final day brings silvers for Cockbill and Skelhon while Butler claims direct slot

on 09-11-2015 11:17

The IPC Shooting World Cup USA concluded with a silver in R5 for Ryan Cockbill to add to his R4 gold and a direct slot won by Karen Butler in R6 to take the final number of GB places for Rio to ten.

In R5 GB qualified one-two with Ryan Cockbill top with an impressive 636.1 ahead of team mate James Bevis who shot 634.0. Richard Davies and Tim Jeffery missed out on the final, finishing 10th and 14th respectively.

In the final Bevis finished fourth while Cockbill just missed out to the USA's Jazmin Almlie-Ryan to take his second individual medal of the competition.

Matt Skelhon (pictured) also picked up Silver in R6 behind Abdullah Sultan Alayrani of the UAE who will be a big rival in Rio. Having qualified top of a classy field Skelhon was just unable to hold off Alayrani, whom he look look to beat on his home turf at the next World Cup in January in Dubai.

Karen Butler won GB a further direct slot for Rio by finishing in 18th while Ben Jesson came 12th and Lorraine Lambert 29th.

In P4 Issy Bailey was unable to clinch a direct slot coming in 43rd in what is a very new event for her. Stewart Nangle and Roy Carter both missed the final in 10th and 16th place respectively.

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