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Australian shooters start their 2012 Paralympic campaign

Natalie Smith at the range Image: LauraHale.

LondonEngland — This morning, Australian women Elizabeth Kosmala and Natalie Smith started their 2012 Paralympic campaign in the women’s R2-10m air rifle standing SH1 event in the qualification round.


According the Team Manager Nick Sullivan, Smith took a while to settle in before taking her first shot. Kosmala started shooting earlier than Smith, scoring a 99 out of 100 possible points. When Smith did get going, she scored 98 out of 100, having perfect for the first 8 shots.

Other shooters attempting to qualify for the finals this morning include Iraqi Farah Al-Waeli, South Koreans Yunri Lee and Yoojeong Lee, and Chinese competitors Shibei Dang and Cuiping Zhang.

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Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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