Australian gold at Shooting World Cup

Australians owned the podium at the International Shooting World Cup in April with Paralympians Libby Kosmala and Jason Maroney both securing medals at the seven day event held in Turkey.

A stellar performance in the air rifle standing secured a gold medal for 10-time Paralympian Libby Kosmala while fellow Australian Jason Maroney won silver in the air rifle prone and bronze in the air rifle standing.

According to Australian Shooting Head Coach Miro Sipek, the phenomenal results show the team is firmly headed in the right direction to London.

“A gold, silver and bronze medal is a fantastic achievement for the team and for Libby and Jason,” said Sipek.

“The confidence in the team is building and these results mean we head into the next World Cup in Germany and France later this month with a positive mindset which will hopefully continue until the Paralympics in London.”

Veteran shooter Kosmala added to her treasure trove of gold medals finishing with 391 (400) while Jason Maroney shot 598 (600) to secure the silver medal in the air rifle prone and 596 (600) to bag the bronze.

Australia will send a team of five athletes to the next Shooting World Cup to be held in Germany and France from 17-30 May.

May 4th, 2010

Libby Kosmala and Jason Maroney, Shooting World Cup 2010