18 February 2019
Sharp-shooter Jeffery seals World Cup win and Paralympic quota place
There was double delight for Tim Jeffery in Al Ain as he secured World Shooting Para Sport World Cup gold and a quota spot at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games for ParalympicsGB.
Jeffery led a British one-two in the R9 Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH2 in the UAE as he narrowly pipped fellow Paralympian James Bevis to gold.
The GB duo qualified in third and seventh for the eight-man knockout final but once there, upped their game even more.
Their consistency from the first target onwards saw the other six competitors get eliminated from the competition one by one, leaving Jeffery and Bevis as the final two shooters left.
Tim Jeffery and James Bevis sealed gold and silver in Al Ain. Credit: British Shooting
And it was Jeffery – who finished tenth in the mixed 10m air rifle prone at Rio 2016 – who held his nerve in the head-to-head to record a winning total of 249.4, just 1.9 points ahead of London 2012 Paralympic bronze medallist Bevis.
The 42-year-old still took an impressive silver medal, as Italy’s Andrea Liverani won bronze, while Jeffery’s victory also sealed an all-important quota spot for ParalympicsGB at Tokyo next year.
Photo credit: @tim_jeffery_gb on Instagram
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